We don’t know who had more fun – the kids, or the grown-ups. The rain ended just in time for us to have some great rides out in Cunningham Park. (And a huge thanks to Specialized for the swag and to Andree for organizing the location and the route!)
So, next week a few of our mechanics and staff are heading out to Dyckman Valley School (ok, confession, we also contributed a few bucks to the cause, but the more fun part is bike building) to build up the new bikes with the students themselves.
Since the program began in 2010, already, hundreds of residents have been touched by the program. (Here’s a photo of a few of them, below.) We look forward to getting them back on their feet, and are incredibly impressed that CYCLE Kids administrators so quickly united resources to get the program back up and running.
Part of the power behind CYCLE Kids is Julianne Idlet. Her passion for kids is as big as her smile – here’s a photo of all of us at Interbike last month. She’s the good looking one in the middle.