From the Boise Bicycle Project newsletter.
On August 31st and Sept 1st Boise Bicycle Project teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to teach new refugees from Iraq and Nepal about bicycle safety and maintenance. Some of the 40 adults participants had never ridden a bicycle, but by the end of the class, every single person had learned how to signal when riding, how to ride safely with traffic, and how to remove a wheel and fix a flat tire. Each participant was able to leave with a new helmet, front and rear lights, a pump, a lock, and a repair kit. They will be coming to the shop soon to begin our Earn-a-Bike program.
The entire effort was made possible by a grant funded by the Idaho Transportation department.
Get involved with this organization. More volunteers means more bikes and greater awareness. www.boisebicycleproject.org. I'll see you at the next member orientation.