Two Bike Works youth partook in a bike ride hosted by the Cascade Bicycle Club. The Emerald City Bike Ride provided these two an opportunity to expand their bicycling community by riding new terrain with new people. Inspired by their experience at Bike Works, they wanted to share this awesome adventure by sending along a photo from the ride. How cool is that?
Bike Works encourages youth to get out and ride in their community through the
Passport Program. The Passport Program encourages youth to keep track of the miles they ride and exchange those miles for incentive prizes like bike parts, gear, bikes, movie tickets, museum passes, milkshakes and more. “I get rewarded twice,” Explained Iris (age 10), “I get rewarded once for being mentally and physically healthier, and I get rewarded a second time by earning prizes from Bike Works.” Getting youth into the habit of riding bikes as a means of transportation offers them freedom and empowerment. Anna (age 12) said, “It’s nice because Bike Works taught me how to fix my bike, so I won’t have to walk home if it breaks. I can fix it.”
The program kicked off in March with great excitement from the youth and staff. If you would like to learn more, or are interested in donating some incentive prizes, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.