LaRita on September 10th, 2014

kidsPathwaySaturday, September 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Bike Walk Nampa is partnering with the Boise Bicycle Project to give away bicycles to 100 kids who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

All kids receiving a bicycle will have completed an application and been contacted in advance that they have been accepted.  Bikes for Kids will happen at the Green Barn behind the PipeCo Company on Garrity and 16th avenue North.

We need volunteers for the registration table, bike runners, safety coaches to run the education station, helmet fitting gurus and “station buddies” to escort recipients through the stations.

The causes of the obesity epidemic are complicated but numerous studies show that there is often a correlation between income level and a child’s health.  A year ago the city of Nampa was the recipient of a $300,000 grant from the Idaho Blue Cross High Five Community Health Collaborative.   The purpose of the grant is to address childhood obesity through various programs and initiatives.  Some of these include expansion of the Nampa Parks and Recreation Traveling Playground program to offer more activities at additional locations throughout this past summer and this Bikes for Kids project.

Bike Walk Nampa is pleased to be able to support these efforts with this project BUT we’ll need volunteers.  Our organization is not a heavily funded nebulous entity that has a huge board.  We are ordinary people, many with full time jobs, who have a passion to make a difference in our community.   Does this describe you?

Pick your task and time by registering at http://boisebicycleproject.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=6365

Bruce Wiley on September 10th, 2014

The monthly NBPAC meeting will be Thursday September 11th 4pm in the city hall council chambers. It is an open meeting and the topics will be of interest to local cyclists as well as pedestrians so please feel free to attend.

The meeting Agenda may be DOWNLOADED HERE.