High school bike class receives donation from Metro Rotary Club

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 5:08 p.m. CST

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.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.