BBP donated over 30 bicycles to children in our community at our Kids’ Bicycle and Safety Hour (Kids’ B.A.S.H.) this past Saturday! For some of these 4 through 11 year olds it’s their first time riding; others are veterans of bike clubs like Hawthorne’s and Whitney’s.
When considering Boise Bicycle Project’s mission, before and after working here, I often dwelled on the “social benefits of bicycling”. I struggled to connect the social benefit to our programming; where it was, why it mattered, how we acted upon it. This isn’t to say I was critical of it, rather I knew there was a connection there, and was curious to find it.
This Saturday a crew of volunteers, Christa, Jimmy, Sam, and I set out to fix up a bunch of Kid Bikes. Why? For future riders everywhere, and to celebrate the social benefits of bicycling, that’s why!