After eight weeks of hands-on classes, 40 adults walked away with their own bicycles at the Earn-a-Bike graduation last week.
Although the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has hosted Earn-a-Bike programs in the past, this was the first 8 week program we organized.
For many people, having the opportunity to ride a bike is just a small part of a larger desire to get healthy. "Sometimes they need something to jump start those shifts and enhancements in their lives," Alabanza says. "The Earn-a-Bike program easily does that for its participants."
City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority Executive Director Keisha Lance Bottoms (middle) with two of our graduates.
Thanks to the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority for providing funding for the Earn-a-Bike Program! We also received support from Bicycle South, which donated multi-tools and patch kits for all participants! Thanks as well to the Harland Boys and Girls Club, who donated space for the classes, and WeCycle, which also hosted a group.
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