Nuts Tightened, Helmets Fitted
by Staff | Sep 25, 2012 4:46 am
Posted to: Citizen Contributions, Transportation
Elm City Cycling’s Melinda Tuhus sent in these photos about a Bike Jamboree on Saturday at Mauro Sheriden School:
The beautiful weather and a big push from the school’s parent coordinator, Jene Flores, encouraged dozens of kids—from pre-schoolers to young teens—to come out for a chance to get all the loose nuts on their bikes tightened and get air in their tires or get flats repaired. A few dozen helmets were fitted and sent off on heads of all sizes. Parents picked up copies of the city’s Smart Cycling handbook, and young cyclists took their turn (often many turns) riding through a series of supervised stations to practice steering, riding in a straight line, turning and braking. Mauro-Sheridan Principal Denise Coles-Cross even stopped by to commend all the participants.
This was one of many jamborees ECC has held over the years in neighborhoods all over town. Discussions are underway with several schools or community groups for future events later this fall or next spring.