Two local programs receive awards for contributions to cycling
Two Donald L. Stathos awards were presented at the Siskiyou Velo Holiday party on Dec. 10, 2016 at 2 Hawk Winery. Kate Alftine and Valley School were recognized for their middle school bike program which involves teaching students basic bike maintenance, group and individual riding skills and participating in group rides. Club members donated three boxes of bike parts and accessories to this program which operates with donated bikes and supplies. The second award went to Ellen Werner, Trish Doerr and Helman School for their elemenatry school program. This program involves teaching 3-5th grade students bike safety and individual and group riding skills. The school maintains a fleet of bikes large enough for one classroom at a time to take field trips and outings together by bicycle. Great work by these teachers and schools to be leading the way in developing a new generation who enjoy cycling and do it safely.