Monday, July 21, 2014

BCO Needs Your Help!

Here's a great opportunity to invest in the future of cycling in Northwest Arkansas.

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Over the last year, the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks has been working with the Fayetteville School District and the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation to purchase a fleet of bikes for every school in the district.  The goal was to expand the Bike ED program through the 12th grade so that students will have more time to acquire bike handling and safety skills, be encouraged to ride their bikes to school and for play, and to learn more about the great trails our area has to offer such as those on the Razorback Greenway, Mt. Kessler, Lake Fayetteville, and Mt. Sequoyah.

Thanks to funding from The Walton Family Foundation, Endeavor Foundation, and the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, the first bikes have been ordered and arrived this week.  This means that we have 520 bikes to help assemble so that P.E. programs can utilize the bikes when school starts!

We need as many people as possible to come out and help, kids are welcome too! We will be assembling bikes in multiple locations in order to get them all done on time. No bike mechanic experience is required as we need help doing everything from unboxing bikes to tightening bolts. Bring your bike stands and tools if you have them.

This week and next we will be assembling 20" wheeled, single speed Specialized bikes at the ALLPS Campus Cafeteria and 24" wheeled, 7-speed Trek bikes at Vandergriff Elementary Gym. If you can setup and adjust derailleurs and brakes we could really use your help at Vandergriff.

After we finish the elementary's bikes, we will start assembling Cannondale bikes for the Junior High's and High School and then Giant bikes  for the Middle schools.

Directions to Build Locations:

Vandergriff Elementary School
2200 N. Vandergriff Dr. Fayetteville
(off of Mission and Crossover)
http://goo.gl/vtH1a6

ALLPS Campus- Cafeteria
2350 Old Farmington Rd. Fayetteville
(behind Tractor Supply off MLK Blvd.)
http://goo.gl/FBftVJ


Build Dates and Locations:

Friday, July 25th, 9am-2pm
Vandergriff Elementary School- Gym

Saturday, July 26th, 9am-2pm
Vandergriff Elementary School- Gym
ALLPS Campus- Cafeteria

Monday, July 28th, 9am-2pm
ALLPS Campus- Cafeteria

Tuesday, July 29th, 9am-2pm
ALLPS Campus- Cafeteria

Wednesday, July 30th, 9am-2pm
Vandergriff Elementary School- Gym

Thursday, July 31st, 9am-2pm
Vandergriff Elementary School- Gym

Friday, July 26th, 9am-2pm
Vandergriff Elementary School- Gym