Libraries & Bicycles
Updated: Dec 10, 2019
The Community Bike Ride 2015 went well, even though we had fewer participants than we had volunteers! Bill M. and my wife Joyce came to help, as did Ken W. We pumped quite a few tires, found loaner bikes for a couple young riders who did not have a bike, and did a few minor adjustments to bikes at our station. We had two moms arrive with young children and they got to take their first "big ride" with us. I clocked an 8-year-old at 11 km/hr going back up 67 Street hill. So in that regard, that we had two families introduced to riding on the bike paths, and crossing a major intersection safely was a big deal for them. So in all it was successful. We'll say it has room to grow. A photographer from the Express got a picture of our repair station, and I hope we see it on the front page of the paper Wednesday. Greg
We begin at 12:30 p.m. At that time, I and a volunteer or two from the Optimist Club bike For Kids Program will set up for a mini bike tune-up. Mostly we'll just pump up tires, adjust brakes or advise owners that their bikes will need a more major tune-up later.
At that time, it would be great if one or two people from RDABC could be there to look after an information table. Pearl — our go-to volunteer — cannot be there, but I have our sign, and a box of safety cards to hand out. Perhaps we could sign up a few new members as well at the event!
At 2:30, we'll need two or three more volunteers to accompany our group ride/scavenger hunt. The route follows the bike path from Dawe to Three Mile Bend park and back. We will need to safely guide riders across the intersection of Gaetz Ave and 67 Street, there and on the return.