Posted by Tiffani Morrow on April 04, 2014
Revolution Memphis invited twelve 4th and 5th graders from Westhaven Elementary who have been going through a bike safety curriculum in PE, on bikes donated by Revolutions to the Shelby County Schools, out at the bike shop to learn about recycling old bikes into new bikes.
Beno Udrih came to help the kids learn about locating inner-tube holes and repairing bicycling wheels before taking the bikes for a spin through Cooper Young. Beno also shared a personal story about bike safety, telling kids how he was learning to ride a bike, he didn’t listen to his father’s instructions and was thrown over the handlebars, which gave him a scar on his chin that he still has. Beno reminded the students to always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
Revolutions Memphis is dedicated to providing all Memphians—particularly the working poor of Memphis—with bicycles that function well and creating a place where people can acquire the tools and knowledge required to keep bicycles rolling, ultimately making a positive impact on the community one bicyclist at a time.Share