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Free Bike Repair Clinic

By
Angela Lopez,   Maldonado Elementary School
Play:
Community Playtime – It’s Good for Everyone
Topics:
Physical Activity Participation
Free Bike Repair Clinic
We had a free bike repair clinic for our community. We wanted members of our community to bring in their bikes to get repaired. We partnered with the Tucson Safe Routes to School-Living Street Alliance.

How did you accomplish your goals?

During a SHAC meeting, a member of our local health department suggested partnering with a local Safe Routes to School organization. The Living Street Alliance was able to come out and repair bikes for anyone who needed it and at no cost. It was great! Students got new tubes, chains greased and new seats. We had a great turnout.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

We did need to spread the word fast about our event but the Living Street Alliance gave us flyers to hand out with permission slips attached. We also got the word out on Facebook and during morning announcements. It worked very well, we had tons of bikes that were repaired.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We had such a high volume of bikes that got repaired that we are now planning a second event. We will hold another bike repair clinic during our Wellness Week. We will also have some outreach partners from the Living Street Alliance-Safe Routes to School come out and give a lesson of bike safety. Along with that we are going to take a look at our neighboring streets to see what improvements can be made for safer routes to school.