Friday, July 12, 2013

New bike drives, new Master Mechanics, Bike Club and HIRING!

First of all, Bike Drive TONIGHT! Come to the Mission Art Walk and donate your used bikes to FreeWheels, check out some local artists' work or otherwise just hang out!

Now that that is out of the way, we have been up to a ton of new and exciting things in June! Another successful (against all odds) pairing of Earn-a-Bike and BLAST paired 7th grade Master Mechanics up with 5th graders at Crispus Attucks summer LINC.
Master Mechanics repaired bikes, showed other kids how it's done and everyone in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades learned safe riding and took home new bike helmets thanks to Children's Mercy Hospital and BikeWalkKC.

The Bethel Neighborhood Center is booming, as well!  Our first Earn-a-Bike class is in the books, and the Master Mechanics there are already moving on to mapping their communities, mapping out routes and of course, making plans to get ice cream! BLAST classes at Bethel start next week with the bikes the Master Mechanics repaired, and we couldn't be more excited!

Lastly, we are HIRING for the fall!  We are expanding our Bike Club program, and you could facilitate a bunch of KCK kids learning leadership skills, planning bike rides and serving their community this year! Applications are due August 1, join the FreeWheels team! We also have a few spots left for Bike Club hosts, please contact us if you are interested. 

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