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February 24, 2012

Bike Camp for Junior High Youth: Earn a Bike and Receive Community Service Credit

CYCLE Kids graduates will learn to repair bikes during this hands-on, week-long camp! Each student will repair three bikes donated by members of the community; they get to keep one bike as their own, and the others will be sold to raise funds to purchase CYCLE Kids workbooks for the next class of new riders.

This is a great chance for kids to learn a skill that could become a part-time job, earn community service credits, and increase their independence. Bike mechanics will be teaching comprehensive skills that include patching and replacing tubes, assessing the quality of the tire and trueness of the wheel, checking and replacing the cables and gearing, chain maintenance, and working on the handlebars, seats, and pedals.

This pilot camp is the first of what we hope will become a popular program – we’re excited to create this community-driven model that integrates service, learning, and altruism. It keeps the mission of CYCLE Kids fresh and enduring as kids grow; they learn to ride with us, and through participation in a CYCLE Kids-inspired program like this, they volunteer in keeping the energy and excitement alive for themselves all while imparting it to the next class of CYCLE Kids.

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