Hello Bicycle Fans:
One of Great Opportunities (GO) major challenges is transportation. When we travel on our excursion we use public transportation, for some of the children this cost can be a deterrent. Our goal is to educate children on the importance of bicycle safety and prepare them to navigate the local roads and bicycle trails. When we can ride our bikes on these excursions it will help offset some transportation costs associated with Great Opportunities programs. We don’t want to leave any children behind on the curb.
If you have a good, old bike bring it to the GO’s Clinic Bike at 9:00am May 7th, bike experts will be on hand to help and teach bike repair and maintenance . We will learn how to maintain and fix small problems that occur while riding. So bring your bike and helmet to this event.
The GO’s Bike Rodeo is on May 7th from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the San Juan Elementary School campus, We plan to give away and properly fit helmets on their students of San Juan Elementary and Kinoshita Elementary . We also will have an OC Deputy Sheriff lecture on the rules of the road, and an OCFA Paramedic to explain the importance of wearing a helmet and safety gear. After the lectures we put the children through an obstacle course. This will better prepare them for situations they might encounter on the open road.
The following Saturday, May 14th from 10:00am to 1:00pm we will have GO’s Mass Bike Ride from the Capo Villas to Doheny State Beach. Where We will travel the bike trails along the Trabuco Creek and San Juan Creek to Doheny State Beach and then return. arrival at Doheny State Beach we offer the children we . This event will reinforce the knowledge they gained at the bike rodeo, in the use of their bicycle helmets and follow the rules of the open road.
May 20th is National Ride your Bike to School Day.We working with 5th grader Daniel Pelaez and San Juan Elementary PTA. This event is for third grade through fifth grade students. Our goal is to show how easy it is to ride back and forth to school. It is a great opportunity for the students to showcase and practice everything they learn at Great Opportunities bike events.
May is National Bike Month. We have two events in May to focus on bicycle education; GO’s Bike Rodeo & Bike Clinic, GO’s Mass Bike Ride and National Ride your Bike to School Day. So, mark these dates, pump up your tires and ride your bike down to see what we are doing. Bicycles in working order in the garage that you would like to donate please contact us or drop them off at Buy My Bikes. We hope to see you. If you are interested, we are building a team of volunteers, forward thinkers that want to help make this event bigger and better. We are also looking for sponsors to help underwrite our plan. So, share our information with others. Any child that participates in these events MUST wear SHOES and HELMETS. We hope that parents and friends that ride with us will show support and wear a helmet and shoes too.