Thursday, August 26, 2010

NJBWC Wins REI Grant to fund NJ BikeSchool

$5,000 Award Will Benefit NJ Bicycle Education

This story also comes from our friends at the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition:

The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition has won a competitive grant from REI Inc. under their "REI Gives" grant program.

The grant will be used to fund operations for the NJBikeSchool, a free, comprehensive bicycle safety program that educates children about sharing the road safely with motor vehicles and pedestrians. This grant fills a gap in funding for transportation costs which has kept the NJBikeSchool from offering their programs thus far this summer, and will enable them to do so for the next year.

Leigh Ann Von Hagen, of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and a founder of NJBikeSchool said, "NJ BikeSchool is a key program of the NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center funded by the NJ Department of Transportation. The REI grant helps us bring youth bicycle education resources into schools and camps, including trained instructors, a fleet of bikes, helmets, literature and other equipment. Without the grant to help cover transportation costs, we would not be able to provide as robust a program. We are excited about growing the NJ BikeSchool program though NJBWC."

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