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Lindsey K
Vestal and Haslam Boys and Girls Clubs
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the project

Bike Walk Knoxville applied for a grant (summer of 2017) from the Siddiqi Foundation to fund a Kids Bicycle Safety Education Program.  We are excited to share that BWK received funding for 50% of the total requested grant amount, $6,500 each year for 2 years, along with a challenge by the Foundation for BWK to raise the additional 50%, $6,500 each year for 2 years, in order to fund the program.   The program, "Kids Love Bikes" has 3 main goals: teach children bike safety, increase the number of kids riding bikes, and provide bike maintenance.  Bike Walk Knoxville provides educational materials and contracts with an instructor to teach bike safety and skills to kids selected by the Haslam and Vestal Boys and Girls Club, with bikes provided and maintained by Dream Bikes and Kickstand Community Bike Shop.  Each child who successfully completes the program receives a bike provided by Kickstand or Dream Bikes and a helmet provided by the Epilepsy Foundation.

Bike Walk Knoxville needs YOUR help to raise the matching funds! 

the steps

Bike Walk Knoxville anticipates starting the program in January 2018.  Bike Walk Knoxville will hire a coordinator to administer the curriculum for the program.  The Vestal and Haslam Boys and Girls Clubs will provide the students.  DreamBikes and Kickstand will provide the bike maintenance.  Each 4-week session will have 8 elementary school age children participating.  For the 1st year, we plan to have 9 sessions throughout the school year, which results in 72 kids receiving bike safety training, a bike, and a helmet.  This is a pilot program that can be expanded if the funds are available to support the program. 

why we're doing it

Bike Walk Knoxville is extremely passionate about launching the Kids Love Bikes Program, as the program supports children across Knoxville who have limited access to bikes and bike safety education.  So many kids get on a bike, yet have never been educated on the proper way to ride in order to ensure their safety.  This program also promotes physical activity which reduces the likelihood of obesity.  Learning to safely ride a bike as a child becomes a lifelong skill.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 12.4.17):

RAISED = $1,345.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
Payment Processing Fee (3%) $38.16

$1271.84 will cover a portion of the administrative expenses for the program.


As you can imagine, there are costs associated with administering such a wonderful program, which is why we need your help!  We want you to know where your donations are going!

Bike Maintenance - $3,000
​Bike Water Bottles and Incentives - $500
​Safety Instructor - $4500
Insurance - $600
​Administration Overhead - $1500
​Educational Materials - $800
​Snacks for Kids/Parents - $1000
​Misc. Expenses - $1,000

SUBTOTAL = $6,277
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $188



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