West Town Bikes youth programs are growing by leaps and bounds this spring! We’re proud to be launching five new programs at middle schools along the Bloomingdale Trail (dubbed the ‘606’) in time for its much-anticipated grand opening this June. We look forward to engaging new 6th-8th grade participants at Stowe, Yates, Moos, Funston and McAuliffe schools with our diverse programs focused on safe cycling, basic bike mechanics, health and wellness, and social responsibility. Ultimately, we hope these programs will help spread enthusiasm for the trail and prepare our local young people and their families to take full advantage of this new community asset. Instructor training is currently underway: we are excited to say that half of our new middle school instructors are young men and women that graduated from our own youth programs; other instructors were selected from our dedicated community of apprentices and volunteers. Please donate your new/used tools, bikes, or school supplies to help us start these programs, and join us for the opening of the 606 on June 6th!
By Andriana Vera, West Town Bikes