This fall, SDOT kicked off a new Safe Routes to School program at Aki Kurose Middle School with great success. The program, a six-week after-school bike club for Aki students, focused on bicycle maintenance and safe urban riding skills.
During the course of the program, students learned how to patch inner tubes, how to ride safely, and plan routes on a city bicycle map.
After weeks of skills and drills, students were ready for a ride, and along with adult leaders, they formed a bicycle train and rode around the nearby park.
SDOT reports that both students and adult members are anxious for the spring club to begin!