Earn-A-Bike About More Than Just Wheels in East Baltimore

Posted 06/13/12 by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Trail Use

"I love what they did, letting us ride around the park."

"I never picked up a plant before, out of the ground. That was surprising, seeing all those plants coming out of the ground like that."

"Reduce, reuse, recycle. Do not trash the world - keep the world clean."

Listening to the kids of East Baltimore in this video, it is clear they really switched on to the joys of riding a bike and looking after their local environment during Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) Earn-A-Bike Program there earlier this spring.

Thanks to the financial support of The Coca-Cola Foundation, RTC and our local partners in Baltimore were able to not only give these young students a new bike, but also give them a unique education in the life of their neighborhood park, and just what an urban farm is all about.

We had a ball. And it seems like the students enjoyed themselves too. To join in the fun, check out this short video on the Baltimore program.

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