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.
Get comfortable with riding in the road - it’s your right!
The Bike Miami Days Team invites you to a free bike ride through MiMo, Little Haiti & the Upper Eastside this Sunday to becoming safer, better, more confident city cyclists. No registration is required and it is completely free.
Officers from the City of Miami Police Department Bicycle Unit, will be on hand to teach you the basics of riding safe in the road so that you can confidently commute and run errands on your bicycle.
The day will start with an “A-B-C Quick Check”(Air, Brakes and Chain). You’ll learn how to fit your bicycle helmet for optimum safety. You will also learn the basic Rules, Rights and Responsibilities of Cyclists and Motorists before heading out for a short ride – just under 2 hours long. The ride will stop for water and bathroom breaks and learning opportunities as you’ll explore Miami’s Historic Upper Eastside neighborhoods. At the end of the ride, you’re invited to join the City of Miami Bicycle Coordinator, Collin Worth, and other volunteers for lunch. Destination to be determined.
Date: Sunday September 27, 2009
Where Upper Eastside City of Miami Net Office
6599 Biscayne Blvd View Map
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