Bike Walk Knoxville applied for a grant (summer of 2017) from the Siddiqi Foundation to fund a Kids Bicycle Safety Education Program. BWK received funding for 50% of the total requested grant amount, $6,500 each year for 2 years, along with a challenge by the Foundation for BWK to raise the additional 50%, $6,500 each year for 2 years, in order to fund the program. The program, "Kids Love Bikes" has 3 main goals: teach children bike safety, increase the number of kids riding bikes, and provide bike maintenance. Bike Walk Knoxville provides educational materials and contracts with an instructor to teach bike safety and skills to kids. Each child who successfully completes the program receives a bike provided by Bike Walk Knoxville, with the support of our community partners, as well as a helmet provided by the Epilepsy Foundation.
In April (2018), Bike Walk Knoxville will be launching our Kids Love Bikes program, providing local kids the opportunity to earn their own bike and helmet by completing our interactive and instructional course on bike safety, skills and maintenance. The Kids Love Bikes program will benefit youth from communities such as Lonsdale Elementary and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Vestal, Montgomery Village and Blount County. Special thanks to the Siddiqi Foundation and our other wonderful partners and generous donors for making this program possible!
We continue to raise funds to support the program, so if you would like to make a donation to the Kids Love Bikes Program, please click here or contact Lindsey Kimble at Lindsey.email@example.com.