The Bayview Bike Park Closing Ceremonies were recently held, led by our Revolution(s) team. It was a great time for thanking our youth, partners and the communities for such a successful riding season. Check out this blog posting on IMBA’s website detailing their experience of the day!
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The Aviva Community Fund Voting is up and running and we’ve submitted an idea for the continued revitalization of the Bayview Bike Park. Check out and vote for our idea here! You can vote once a day until October 15.
There are some days when you come home with a deep sense of satisfaction. Knowing today was a job well done.
Working with youth and desiring to see them reach their full life potential isn’t like many jobs. You can’t say, “I painted that.” Or, “I built that.” Or, “I made this much in sales today.”
But boy, looking at the beaming faces of nine young people riding the BMX bikes they built through our Revolution(s) Earn-A-Bike initiative at Joyride150 today was simply amazing.
Pride. Confidence. Self-esteem. Fun. New skills. Community.
A job well done. Well done, Jesse – leader of Revolution(s). Well done, Clem – our chief bike mechanic. Well done, Amos – our crucial sidekick volunteer. And most importantly, well done Rev(s) youth – you did it!
Enjoy the ride.
Last night was the inaugural session of the Revolution(s) Earn-a-Bike program. The basic concept: start with a partially assembled BMX bike, a handful of tools, degreaser, lube and oil. Over 8 weeks, our 9 youth participants will dissemble and re-assemble these bikes in the context of a leadership training environment. At the end of the weeks, the bike will be theirs!
Through our partnership with Silent Sports, the youth will soon be riding beautiful Norco Nail bikes. Thanks to Spring Garden Church for providing space for the program. And we look forward to giving the Norco Nails their maiden voyages at JoyRide 150!
The youth were eager to learn and we are excited to begin this journey with them.
Jay McIntyre, of Jay McIntyre Photography, captured our first session immaculately. Check out his blog posting to see all the pictures from the night.
The Bayview BMX Park is rideable! (Well, let the track settle until Wednesday.)
And we couldn’t have done it with the support of Scott Laver from the City and Daniel Scott from IMBA.
And, our sincerest of thanks to all who braved the weather and volunteered their time to make this happen.
We are now officially recipients of the “Care to Share” program of AtlasCare!
“We are very pleased to play a small part in helping get the wheels in motion for Youth Unlimited’s new program,” says Roger Grochmal, AtlasCare President and CBO.
Check out the press release here.