Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
|Chillin while waiting for the afternoon rush|
Today marks the first official day for the "Safe Routes Philly" program at Meade Elementary on 18th and Oxford in North Philadelphia. The program is sponsored by the City of Philadelphia via the Philadelphia School District and this is our second year as the official bike shop supplying spare parts, accessories and repairs for the bikes the kids will be using for the program.
While Paul and Conrad held the fort, Mike and I geared up for our first activity. Based on the syllabus we put together, the classes were broken down into several chapters and each day consists of activities that cover bike mechanics, bike fits and urban riding basics.
|Setting up the goods and Mike tinkling with his camera while waiting for the kids|
|Mike and I showing Tatiana and Crystal how a linear brake works|
|Tatiana proved to be a fast learner and later said "I GOT THIS, LET ME TRY!!"|
|One of the ABC's of bike mechanics (A is for Air, B for Brakes and C for chain or drive chain) Showing them how to use an air pump and gauge the right PSI (per square inch) or air pressure to fit the tube and tire|
|Erica, Crystal and Elijah tag-teaming on a stubborn tire|
|Tatiana: I said I got it!!|
|Mr. Cullen didn't want to miss out on all the fun and helped Elijah while Crystal was distracted by Tatiana's cry for help|
|OK, CROWD AROUND GUYS! Great kids, always down to pick up some new skills.|
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