The Groody Bros. Bicycle Restoration Project is proud to offer the proceeds from the Kansas City Tweed Ride – Velocipede & Tweed Indeed! to a pair of local organizations that focus on putting the youth of Kansas City on bicycles, and doing it with safety in mind. Below are brief descriptions of each along with links to their respective web sites. We encourage the cycling community of Kansas City to assist them in their efforts through donations of time, talent and treasure.
Revolve, Inc: Revolve, Inc is the offshoot of the nonprofit work first carried out by Family Bicycles. Family Bicycles’ owner, Theresa Van Ackeren and staff member, Elizabeth Bejan both obtained League Certified Instructor (LCI) status from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) with the purpose of offering the Smart Cycling bicycle safety education program of the LAB in school, neighborhood, and workplace settings. The Family Bicycles facebook fanpage @ http://www.facebook.com/FamilyBicyclesKC and the new Revolve website www.revolvekc.org Both document with photos and newsclip videos their exciting work with the Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School Bike Club. In addition to this ongoing commitment, Revolve anticipates great turnouts at these upcoming Bicycle Safety Rodeos: On April 17th, 2010, Revolve teams up with Girl Scout Troop #242 at the 2010 Research Foundation Community Block Party. On May 16, 2010, Revolve enlists the volunteer help of the Scuola Vita Nuova Bike Club to conduct this rodeo at Kansas City’s inaugural “Sundays Parkways” (Ciclovias) event on Cliff Dr. Another bicycle safety rodeo is in the works for May so check back with the website for details.
The organization has several talented cycling enthusiasts that have committed themselves to be their founding board members and are looking for a few more. All ideas welcome!
The Urban Kansas City Community of Cycling: The mission of this group is to promote cycling to the youth of the urban core communities. The Urban Kansas City Community of Cyclists are a group of local, regional and national leading cyclists, organizations and businesses who share this common passion. They promote the sport of cycling in the urban core through education, mentoring and support aimed primarily at youth and minorities, as they pertain to cycling, health and fitness. They represent all of these entities through the facilitation of cycling events and it’s other various aspects. The UKCCC develops and facilitates cycling related education and skill training to youth participants through the use of their Major Victory Cycling Project/Program template.