This fall, Bike Club will ride to the ‘burbs with a club at Rhoades Elementary School in Broken Arrow.
Bike Club members participate in the club’s end-of-year bike ride in 2016.
Since starting at Emerson Elementary in 2014, the afterschool program called Bike Club has grown to serve 15 Tulsa Public Schools. This fall, it will ride to the ‘burbs with a club at Rhoades Elementary School in Broken Arrow.
Bike Club provides free bicycles and safety gear to fifth-grade students, but the program has grown to be much more, says Jason Whorton, co-founder of Humble Sons Bike Co., which facilitates the club. Through an original curriculum that incorporates STEM learning and supervised bike rides, club volunteers teach kids safe cycling and encourage leadership and citizenship.
“What Bike Club has proven is that kids still love bikes, they still want to ride and they want to ride more and more,” Whorton says.