Let's Get Rolling Earn-a-Bike Class 2018
C-U Safe Routes to School Project partnered with Champaign County Bikes to raise funds to purchase 15 bicycles to be used in a pilot Earn-a-Bike program in Champaign-Urbana. The pilot program was implemented with the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club (DMBGC) in July of 2017 with six students completing the program. This year we partnered with DMBGC again and held a class with seven students July 16-19. Two League of American Bicyclists certified cycling instructors worked with eight volunteers and staff of local agencies to conduct the classes. Bicycle maintenance and on-bike safety skills were taught to the students. Each student who completed the class earned a bike, bike light set, bike lock, and helmet.
Bike Rodeos During Bike Month
May was a busy month as it is Bike Month! During May C-U SRTS Project ran four bike rodeos. The events are a lot of fun and kids learn and get to practice important bicycle safety skills. We are able to run these events thanks to the very generous donation of time by many volunteers and staff. Thank you everyone! Pictures from the events are below.
Westview had lots of kids biking to school for Bike to School Day and the bike rack was overflowing. Westview and Kenwood distributed bike locks to kids who need them along with bicycle safety tips. One Kenwood family bicycled together to school.