Photo by Kathleen Dreier

Tucson Unified School District students now have a more active way to spend their fall break.

El Grupo Youth Cycling and the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian program have teamed up to offer a youth bike camp during TUSD’s break from Oct. 1-5.

The week-long session costs $150 and is geared toward kids ages eight to 13.

According to a press release, campers’ “confidence, knowledge, and skills increase in a safe, fun and peer-led environment. Activities focus on developing safe-riding skills, mechanical knowledge, and bike handling for each skill level, as well as exposure to health and wellness, environmental stewardship, air quality issues, and recycled art through a series of hands-on experiences…and FUN!”

Scholarships are available for students who need financial assistance.

The camp starts and ends at Technicians for Sustainability Warehouse located at 612 N. 7th Ave, near 6th Street and 6th Ave, which is north of downtown. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Here is a sample schedule

Day 1: Orientation to Bikes, El Grupo & BICAS, Basic Bicycle Mechanics, & Bike Safety

Day 2: On-the-bike skills sessions & nutrition activities (by UMC!)

Days 3 & 4: Bike rides! With lots of skills training along the way, recycled art, clean air activities (by PDEQ!)

Day 5: Bike ride to group “Goal Destination,” Graduation!

Interested families can apply here:

Contact Daniela at (520) 329-BIKE or (520) 304-9682 or for more information.

2 thoughts on “Bike camp offered during TUSD’s fall break”
  1. Transportation planners and assorted other bureaucrats employed by City of Tucson, Pima County, etc., would benefit as well.

  2. Agreed. Let’s ask them to deal with what we have to handle on a day-to-day basis. I’ll bet that a lot of them would go crying home to Mommy.

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