Through the generous support of Boston’s Roll It Forward bicycle initiative, all members of our Youth Leadership Team received their very own bicycles to keep, as well as bike safety training! Last Thursday, Bikes Not Bombs, the longtime bicycle education and advocacy group provided hands-on demonstrations of safe, courteous cycling and proper bike and helmet fit. Tomorrow YLP will return to Bikes Not Bombs for day-two of Bike Safety training.
Roll it Forward is a project of Mayor Menino’s Boston Bikes program and the Boston Public Health Commission. Funded by a stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health, the project seeks to make cycling a more accessible transportation option for underserved communities. By distributing bicycles and providing proper bike safety education, the Roll it Forward program promotes a healthier lifestyle of increased physical activity and fewer trips by car.
Donate your old bike(s)!
Roll it Forward aims to collect, repair, and distribute up to 1000 bikes to Boston’s neighborhoods by the spring of 2012. You can help them reach their goal by donating your old bike(s)! Roll it Forward has partnered with several bicycle shops to ensure that each bike that comes out of this program is safe and ready to ride. You could get valuable discounts by donating your bike through one of the shop partners.