COLUMBIA — A new biking class at Douglass High School received a donation of $3,000 this month.
The class will use the money to purchase bike parts and safety devices, such as helmets and lights.
The Columbia Metro Rotary Club made the donation, and members raised the money through trivia night fundraisers. These fundraiser also benefit other Rotary Club projects, such as an outdoor science class at Douglass.
Douglass' bike class, which started in January, is a partner with the PedNet Coalition and provides students opportunities to learn how to repair bikes, as well as a chance to earn a bike at the end of the semester, said John Reid, who teaches the bike class.
Sarah Read, co-chair of the Metro Rotary Club's community service committee, said the class was chosen by the club because it helps youth by giving them environmentally sustainable transportation to their jobs.
"It's a way to introduce kids to the world," she said.