The program, a collaboration between Greenstreet Cycles and The Partnership For Our Kids Group Mentoring Program will teach over 450 low-income students about safe cycling as sustainable transportation.
Through a grant from Specialized bicycle components as well as a donation from Salsa bicycles, a fleet of 30 brand new, cherry red, youth-sized Specialized Sirrus bikes will be used for safety instruction and group rides across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge.
Volunteers in The Partnership For Our Kids Group Mentoring Program will also be able to check out bikes for their students to encourage recreational riding between mentees and mentors.
“We’re really excited about the opportunity to support the community and students who want to make the best of their lives through cycling,” Ben Swan, owner of Greenstreet Cycles said.
Omaha’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Carlos Morales will perform the short ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30pm May 6 at the base of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
Partnership For Our Kids staff members, mentors and students from the program’s classrooms will be present.