Youth Bicycle Camp Registration Begins

By Jennifer Rey

The Reno Bike Project will offer youth cycling camps during the Washoe County School District spring break. Two sessions are available: March 25th to March 29th and April 1st to 5th; Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Enrolled campers will learn bike safety and mechanics, practice riding techniques, and have fun exploring the Truckee Meadows by bicycle.

Campers must be ages 11-18, stand at least 4’11”, and be able to ride a bike. The following equipment for campers to borrow is provided in the tuition: a helmet, bike, and gloves. Tuition is $150.00 per person. Scholarships are available based on a sliding scale.

Register your child at http://renobikeproject.org/spring-camp/ through March 22nd. For more information, email [email protected] , call 775-323-4488, or visit the R flagship location at 216 E. Grove St. Reno, NV 89502.

The Major Taylor Program, a cycling education course, is offered by RBP to schools and extracurricular programs throughout Washoe County. MTP uses bicycling as a tool to teach youth about physical fitness, nutrition, equipment maintenance and problem-solving, goal setting, safe road use, and the environmental benefits of bikes.

“We currently partner with several schools and organizations where we offer longer presentations of the MTP,” said Bridget Tevnan, youth programs coordinator, “but camps are a great recreational opportunity to engage other young people in riding.”

Source: Renobikeproject.org


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