Last Wednesday, a small group of six got their hands a little dirty helping to repair 35 small BMX bikes for the Cascade Bicycle Club. These bikes are filtered through four school districts in the Seattle area and are used for the P.E. curriculum to teach young kids how to ride a bike and to encourage exercise.
I had a wonderful time at this event and enjoyed getting to know a little about each of the volunteers. Elliott, the on site contact, was great to work with – he’s very enthusiastic about bikes and what he does, and he was incredibly helpful during the event. The volunteers were friendly and very interested in learning the basics of bike maintenance (A, B, C, Quick Check!). Even if they weren’t avid bike riders, the volunteers were still very eager to help knowing that the kids would ultimately benefit from our time and effort.
Find more fun volunteer events at TWIF’s events page.
Alexis Shimada is a grant writing intern for The World Is Fun.