Our final Kids BASH of the year is this weekend and we need your help! We have an extra-large group signed up for the bike giveaway and safety class, perhaps due to an elevated level of attention after Max Wyatt was struck by a van on his ride home from school late last month. We're working hard to create positive change in the wake of that horrible crash and this event is part of that mission.
When a child receives a bike in one of our giveaways, they also participate in a Bike Safety Class. We want to make sure that they're leaving with much more than just a free bicycle. We want them to leave the Kids BASH with the skills and tools they need to be safe and have fun on their new bicycle. This is just one component of our effort to make our streets safer for everyone, regardless of their transportation mode.
If you want to help us make a difference in our community and enrich the lives of a group of awesome kids, sign up to volunteer at this Saturday's event. Volunteer shifts run from 9:45 to 11:15am. We need your help fitting bikes and helmets to their new riders in addition to the setup and execution of our Bike Safety Class. Staff mechanics and certified instructors will be on hand to provide guidance, so no experience is necessary.
If you've never volunteered at one of our Kids Bike Giveaways, this is a great opportunity to see the impact you can have working on kids bikes and the meaning that bike has for its rider. By helping us create these positive early cycling experiences, you are truly changing these kids' lives for the better. What more can you ask for on a Saturday morning?! I hope you'll join us and help make Boise a better place to ride a bike.