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Mobile Bicycle Education Program Funding Approved

posted Feb 5, 2013, 12:48 PM by WalkBike Frankfort
WalkBike Frankfort and The Folkbike ReCyclery received formal notification this week from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission approving our Paula Nye Grant application to fund our mobile bicycle education programs! The $18,000 grant will provide our community with professional instructor training for our staff by the League of American Bicyclists, an enclosed cargo trailer housing a mobile bike shop, a fleet of bicycles, and everything we need to provide professional bicycle safety training for both adults and children. Starting this spring, we will be providing the following accredited courses to benefit our community.
  • Traffic Safety 101: This adult course by the League of American Bicyclists is designed to give the bicycle commuter the confidence and skills to safely and effectively co-exist with traffic on the streets. It includes both classroom training as well as outdoor "hands on" bicycle skills training.
  • Safe Routes to School: This course is geared towards kids and will be taught in conjunction with the school system and various youth groups and organizations. We provide the bikes for the hands on skills training, as well as new helmets for those that don't already have one. 
  • Mountain Biking 101: This innovative course will be held at Capitol View Park and will provide professional instruction from the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association teaching the basic skills and fundamentals of mountain biking. We even provide the bicycles ! 

In addition to the training courses, this grant will also pay for six public service announcements, upgrade the shop's work stations, and expand our public use tool library for folks to learn how to repair and maintain their bicycles. 

All this is made possible by a Grant from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission with funds generated by the purchase of "Share the Road" license plates by Kentucky motorists. THANK YOU KBBC !!!