It’s an exciting time for Scraper bikes. Aside from getting a new group of kids coming to begin their projects with us next Tuesday, Scrapers of yore will be showing at Cascade’s Bike Expo!
If you’re unfamiliar with the Scraper program it doesn’t take long to get acquainted with it: Scraper Bikes are urban-art bikes that students, kids aged 10 to 13, use to express their artistic skills and bike maintenance prowess. Over eight weeks the students learn how to properly maintain a bicycle with hands-on maintenance courses. During this time they also use tape, paint and other decorative materials to create a bike that they feel represents their identity as individuals. Scraper kids are encouraged to communicate positively with their peers. After they complete the eight week program they will get to keep the Scraper bike as their own and Cascade also provides them with a helmet and a bike lock.
Because the kids and the bikes they create are so awesome, swing by the Scraper display at Bike Expo over the weekend of the March 10 and 11. You’ll get to see in-person the work the students have put in and even get to try your hand at scraping a wheel!