Kids in a northeast Detroit neighborhood known for its high concentration of children spent their summer immersed in bike culture.
The program, which wraps up this week, combines courses in bicycle
safety and repair with community service. Along with fixing gears, kids
in the program have also helped clean up the neighborhood's Millbank
Greenway bike trail and set up a "pop-up" bike shop to tune up bicycles
for local residents in a building located near the intersection of Van
Dyke Avenue and Outer Drive. It was organized locally by the Detroit
Eastside Community Collaborative (DECC) with the partnership of several
other groups and made possible by a $12,500 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
grant sponsored by Coca-Cola.
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