MLK Day Rodeo, Bike repair & safety workshop

Posted by Virginia Brisley on January 23, 2017 in Bicycle Safety , Events

Bike Easy led adult and youth activities in Gentilly at Arthur Ashe School’s MLK Day of Service

While volunteers beautified the school grounds and surrounding neighborhood, Bike Easy put neighbors and students in motion! In partnership with the New Orleans City Year cohort, Bike Easy Instructors brought bike activities to Gentilly at Arthur Ashe Charter School.

No stranger to biking, Arthur Ashe School was the site of one of the first Where Ya Rack bike rack installations as part of the Young Leadership Council’s Safe Routes to School funding. Also, Bike Easy led bike classes for the past two years as part of Summer CampX hosted at Ashe. So when City Year asked us to be part of their service Day on Dr Martin Luther King Day, we were excited to be back on the Ashe campus and biking in Gentilly!

David Meza, a Claiborne Corridor Ambassador and certified instructor, led a youth rodeo while Woody Joseph, certified instructor and Trafigura Work & Learn Center’s lead mechanic, led an adult workshop for folks to learn basic repair skills and safe riding tips. Youth Empowerment Project’s Work & Learn Center was able to provide repair demonstrations by a youth mechanic, Monica, who even helped a young rider put brakes on his bike!

If you’re interested in bringing safety education and bike activities to your school, neighborhood or event, please contact Virginia!

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