A fundraising campaign is launching this month to fund a bicycle safety program for fourth-grade classes at 14 Shelby County Schools next spring, plus six more schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
The program, organized and funded by Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, will educate about 825 students on traffic rules and regulations; potential hazards to traveling by bicycle; and handling skills needed to cycle effectively, appropriately and safely through the community. Shelby County Schools and community partners with experience in bicycle education will work to promote safe youth cycling by offering on-the-bicycle training, as well as hands-on and in-class lessons on safety concepts and laws.
The curriculum will be taught during physical education classes. In addition to SCS and Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, additional partners in this program include the Shelby County Health Department, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, BLDG Memphis and Bike Walk Memphis.
Funding for the program will provide two classroom sets of bicycles, helmets and transportation for the classroom bikes that would allow Revolutions Cooperative to deliver them by bicycle. Adults 21 and older are invited to Revolutions at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St., for Tour de Brewer #2, a fundraising event for the program on Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A $10 donation is suggested. The group will ride by bicycle to four Memphis taprooms and Old Dominick Distillery.
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