We hope you are enjoying Cycle Adirondacks 2017 and your stay in Saranac Lake! We love our community and hope you do, too!
The Saranac Lake Youth Center is working to establish a fund to purchase bikes for Saranac Lake area youth in grades 6-12. The main priority is to get bikes to youth who need them for transportation to a job, recreational purposes, and exercise. In addition to providing bikes, the youth will be taught bike safety and be given helmets and bike locks. The goal is to have the youth “earn” the bikes through an application process and then be eligible for selection by the Saranac Lake Youth Center Board of Directors.
The executive director will follow a checklist for each youth applying for a bike:
- The director will confirm with a parent that the youth doesn’t own a bike
- Youth will write an essay detailing their need of a bike
- Parent and youth sign the Bike Program Agreement, which requires the youth to wear a helmet, ride safely, maintain the bike, and use a bike lock
- Youth takes a Bike Safety Class and passes the safety test
- Youth will volunteer for a minimum of one hour during the Cycle Adirondacks tour stop in Saranac Lake
- After receiving the bike, youth will write thank you letters to all involved
It’s our hope to raise enough money from this campaign to purchase the first several bikes. We hope to grow this fund for the future so that all kids in Saranac Lake can participate in this program!
Cycle Adirondacks, Adirondack Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Glen & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation are teaming to help the three host communities of this year’s Cycle Adirondacks raise funds for a community generated project. To learn more, contact Doug Haney at email@example.com or Chris Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.