Major Taylor has started the school year off right! 50 students registered for the fall riding session at Global Connections and 15 students are riding at Chief Sealth. Earn-a-Bike classes are up and running, maxed out at 15 at both Global Connections and YES! Foundation. “Bike Club” popularity has grown tremendously and students are asking for more!
At the end of the first riding session last month, Major Taylor staff facilitated a reflection session where the students offered insight into the club, thoughts about where the group rides to, wanting more/less hills and project ideas for the Spring session. One particular student shared the following…“We should raise money or have a ‘bike club’ scholarship for students heading to college…” Other students along with Ride Leader David Stern, agreed and added….”perhaps the scholarship could be for a bike, a laptop, and books for college…”. Principal Rick Harwood, Math teacher AJ Campanelli, and the MTP team, concluded that this could be very significant for the students and for the project. Ideas like these will be a driving force in the future for the Major Taylor Project.
We have so many interested bikers that we had to reconstruct the entire bike cage. With plywood and old bike tires, we accommodated for 40 bikes in a 10ftx8ft space!