Walk It, Bike It!
Whoa! Bike Rodeo Season is upon us!
What a season it has been for Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School! With near 100% participation by schools across the valley and huge support from our partners at Idaho Ford Stores, we've been able to provide bike/walk safety lessons and safety equipment to more than 13,000 students and we're not done yet!
School gets out soon, but that doesn't mean our work stops. Summer is our time to revamp our curriculum, fix our bikes, order supplies and catch our breath. But we're also doing summer camps with the YMCA Let's Move Outside & Bike Camp which you can check it out here! It was super fun last year, and promises to be a blast this year too. Many of the students we saw at camp were in our safety classes during the school year and this is just great!
We'll also be working with the Idaho Food Bank Summer Picnic in the Park program at parks across the valley. We work on the bikes, play games with the kids and help the Boise Bicycle Project with some of their bike giveaways during the summer. It's a win win for everyone as we are able to make sure students have helmets, and that they have a working bike and working knowledge of road safety. We do this same thing later in the summer with the West Ada Bookmobile. This work is some of the most rewarding and challenging that we do and we know how much these kids need help, so we will never quit.
We are getting pretty full for summer activities this year, and are booked for September school based events already! But, don't let that stop you from trying to reach us. We can always loan a rodeo kit and show you how it's done!