Tulsa OK Bike Club Program – 240 Bikes for After-School Kids
A Tulsa OK Bike Club is trying to build 240 before school begins this 2016 season. The Bike Club After-School Program helps inner-city school kids in Tulsa. However, volunteers have been struggling in extreme heat at their stuffy downtown warehouse. The pressure is now on with less than three weeks to go before school starts back. But, that has not stopped volunteers from corporate and nonprofit groups from helping out.
This Tulsa OK Bike Club is a fairly new, yet rapidly growing program designed for inner-city school kids. It’s a program that was created to teach them the joys and notably the responsibilities of cycling. Through amazing community support, the program has rolled into several schools, which serve children in elementary schools.
In addition, this particular Tulsa OK Bike Club is hoping to have more volunteers to maintain each club. This will give each group a 4-to-1 ration of kids to volunteers at each club location. Therefore, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer, don’t hesitate to let them know. This is a real opportunity for adults to give back also.
About this Tulsa OK Bike Club
This Bike Club was created by Wozniak, the owner of Soundpony bar in downtown Tulsa. He had a dream of changing the world by getting more people active on bikes. Wozniak and longtime friend, Gary Percefull, a member of the Tulsa school board, started with Tulsa’s kids. They set out in 2014 with the Team Soundpony Bike Club at Emerson Elementary School.
Students would meet each week to teach children how to handle a bicycle and ride them safely. They also started having off-campus trips in groups. Soon, other local cycling groups began signing on for their Bike Club. In 2015, clubs were added to Cooper, Emerson, Jackson, Lee, Remington and Robertson Elementary Schools. This year, more schools will be added to the Bike Club. Schools that include Eugene Field, Kendall-Whittier and Sequoya Elementary schools. Participants from the clubs got to take home their bicycles from last year. Therefore, new bikes are needed this year. Classes begin August 22, 2016, so there is somewhat of a hurry to get them all finished.
Whether you have assembly skills or not, you can help. You can put air in tires, you put oil on chains, you can put tubes in tires, and more. There is always something for everyone to do. And, you can always learn something new if you just have the drive for wanting to learn a new skill. It’s so simple to put in a little extra free time to help others, and it can be so very rewarding.
Get more information about this Bike Club, volunteering, their supporters, how to donate and more from their online information.
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