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Jo S
Gooch Park
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HUG Bicycle Safety Rodeo

the project

Last year one child fell of his bike and suffered a fatal head injury. We have a new bicycle greenline and we want to be good stewards of it and want to ensure children have full and enjoyable lives.


the steps

Once the funds are raised, recruitment of age appropriate participants will begin immediately.  We are seeking participants ages 5 through 14.  We will ask they have their own bikes, but will seek avenues to secure bikes.  We will order helmets that will be theirs to keep; we will have orientation of volunteers that will be members of the HUG Park Friends and various community groups. We have begun recruiting the girl scouts, who will earn a safety badge on the day of the event.

why we're doing it

Last year, we began teaching youth about safety in riding bicycles in response to the tragic death of a local child who suffered a head injury riding his bike. Greater Memphis Greenline will provide custom-fitted helmets to the children, all of which live in a low-income community.  They will learn to safely ride bikes, while having a great time.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 7/14/16):

RAISED = $580.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $27.62
less Payment Processing Fee (3%) $16.89

Funds will be used for printing, social media and printing membership brochures, decorations, caps and refreshments i.e., water, bottles and food. 



1) Event Insurance $300.00; 2) Helmets / Shirts $500 / $200; 3) Refreshments $100; 4)  Printing/ Publicity $100; 5)  Trophy / Awards $50; 6) Bicycle rentals $100.00; 7) Porta potties $100 8)Miscellaneous items $50.00

SUBTOTAL = $1,650
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $50



HUG Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Thank everyone who contributed financially and attended the event.  We had a marvelous time, but more importantly we gathered as a community to teach youth and young at heart how to safely ride bicycles; we loved; we laughed and made our forefathers proud.  We cleaned the park before and after the event.  Musclehead brought his puppy, Popeye, and they made the event.  Senator Beverly Marrero and former state representative Mary Wilder made it to the event.  I want to thank my park friend, Tina Pierce Sullivan for coming and bringing fun games to play.  Syd Lerner, Greater Memphis Greenline, Amber and other volunteers contributed their time, resources and talents to ensure its success.  They distributed helmets that were custom-fitted to each rider and gave them certificates and bike safety material.

One participant learned to ride a bike for the first time with help from her brothers.  They were from the Powell Family Reunion, which held their event in the park thanks to Karlos, coach of the Memphis Wildcats.  But, he forgot to tell the team the time and they were too late to ride, but we are rescheduling it soon.

We are starting a bike club and the meeting is next week.  We are mapping out a bike trail to connect to the bus routes.  Many We are off to a good start and we are so grateful for this chance.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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