Kids learn basic bike maintenance during LEAP program
Aug. 27 WheelLab session teaches repair and safety
September 1, 2021
Twins Kaydin and Xavier Pennington, 13, rolled away from the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam on their new bikes on Friday, Aug. 27.
They had just spent the week learning how to fix a flat, adjust brakes and perform basic maintenance on bikes they'd chosen for themselves from a selection of donated used velocipedes.
It was the culmination of the club's nine-week summer program, which included enrichment activities such as kayaking, lacrosse, Frisbee golf, orienteering and a pinewood derby.
"We tried to make a list of things that either there was limited access to in our area, or...