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Spokes and Wheels: Connecting the Dots

Team members: Row 1 (l-r) Sherard Duvall, Julie Smithwick, Laura Hart
Row 2 (l-r) Rush Smith, Randy Lowell, Skip Holbrook
(not pictured: Kathy Griffin, Dan Lebish

The Spokes and Wheels project is a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands to introduce youth, ages 13-18 years old, to biking in a summer program to be sustainable over time. The group’s goals are to promote health/physical fitness, develop young peoples’ skills, encourage confidence with reliable relationships and, as the program develops, mentors. Activities would include bike repair, bike riding, safety and field trips in partnership with bike shops and clubs in the Midlands as well as the City of Columbia Police Department.

The program kicked off July 11, 2016 with positive reviews. Upon completion of the program, each youth will be rewarded with a bicycle that they repaired.

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