The Miami Herald is reporting that Roger Horne, the program developer for the Belafonte Tacolcy Center in Liberty City, is leading an after-school bicycle club that will teach the youth of Liberty City how to build and maintain bicycles. According to Mr. Horne the program will begin by early November.
Mack Cycle has donated a shipping container that will house the bicycle workshop and Richard Page, a bicycle mechanic at Team Iguana Sports in Miami Beach, will be the resident mechanic of the program.
We have a lot of children in our community who ride bikes and I love bikes, so since we are looking to improve the health outcomes of our community, anyway; let’s do something that they like…our children are our biggest resource, and if you don’t nurture them when they are young, their potential will go away.”
Mr. Horne is absolutely correct in what he said. This is going to be a great program. The Tacolcy Bike & Safety Club is accepting donations of used bicycles and bicycle parts. If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with us and we can put you in contact with the right people. Please help support this community initiative.
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