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Volunteer: Ride with kids for the BTA

Posted by on May 16th, 2006 at 9:57 pm

[From Anna Scalera, BTA]

Do you have any free time during the school week? Or would your employer be willing to let you out for a good cause?

BTA needs adult volunteers to ride bikes with kids in the Bicycle Safety Education program. The rides are fun and memorable, with a few kids bound to make your day with their show of excitement for biking. Grade levels include 4th-6th grades.

To sign up for a shift or for more information, contact Anna Scalera, BTA Youth Programs Coordinator at 503.226.0676 x19;

BTA Bike Safety Community Rides:

MAY 18 (Thursday)
Sellwood Middle School, 8300 SE 15th, PDX
Morning shift: 9:05-12:10
Afternoon shift: 12:45-2:45

May 19 (Friday)
Sellwood Middle School, 8300 SE 15th, PDX
All-day ride to OMSI trip: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Bring bicycle, helmet and lunch!
Volunteers get free admission to OMSI.

MAY 26 (Friday)
East Sylvan Middle School, 1849 SW 58th Ave., PDX
Morning shift: 9:10-12:15
Afternoon shift: 1:45-3:30

MAY 26 (Friday)
Metzger Elementary School, 10350 SW Lincoln St., Tigard
Morning shift: 10:15-12:30
Afternoon shift: 1:15-2:30

JUNE 5, (Monday)
Creston Elementary School, 4701 SE Bush, PDX
Morning shift: 8:50-12:00
Afternoon shift: 12:50-2:00

JUNE 13 (Tuesday)
Buckman Elementary School, 320 SE 16th, PDX
Morning shift: 8:50-11:15
Afternoon shift: 12:25-2:45

JUNE 9 (Friday)
Vose Elementary School, 11350 SW Denney Rd., Beaverton
Morning shift: 8:00-11:00
Afternoon shift: 12:00-2:20

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  • Matt G. May 18, 2006 at 10:38 am

    No Washington County participation? I’m out in Hillsboro and I’m happy to help, but I’d need to keep close to my relative environ.

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  • Anna Scalera May 18, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Matt-

    There are 2 Bicycle Safety Education programs out your way- one in Tigard, one in Beaverton. While it’s true that most of our school programs are in Portland, that’s mainly because Portland has prioritized Safe Routes to School programs and Portland has been a good starting point for us.

    However, we’d love to see our program run in schools in all communities, and the program does take place in 6 other Oregon cities. Schools in Washington County that do receive the program have at least one bike-loving staff member who spearheaded the effort to get our program into their classrooms.

    Let me know if you’d like to help out at Vose or Metzger Elementary Schools.

    Anna Scalera
    BTA Youth Programs Coorinator

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