Bike Walk Knoxville applied for a grant (summer of 2017) from the Siddiqi Foundation to fund a Kids Bicycle Safety Education Program. We are excited to share that 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 selected by the Haslam and Vestal Boys and Girls Club, with bikes provided and maintained by Dream Bikes and Kickstand Community Bike Shop. Each child who successfully completes the program receives a bike provided by Kickstand or Dream Bikes and a helmet provided by the Epilepsy Foundation.
Bike Walk Knoxville will launch the Kids Love Bikes Program in the Spring of 2018. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.