Training on wheels

Holley School fifth-graders learn about bike safety


June 7, 2023

Scott Swanson

Instructor Jay Thatcher, left, gives Holley fifth-graders directions on how to handle their bicycles during a bike safety training class last week at the school.

As some two dozen fifth-graders stood at attention with mountain bikes, Jay Thatcher barked instructions on the Holley School playground Friday morning, June 2.

The students were participating in a bike safety training class put on by the Santiam Spokes cycling club and the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam.

Santiam Spokes member Ken Bronson said the program is funded by proceeds from the Strawberry Century bike ride put on by the club each June. The ride, which will be held June 24, will include multiple routes, ranging from 25 to 100 miles, some of which wind through Sweet Ho...

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