Scuola Vita Nuova Bike Club to join MoBikeFed for Katy Trail ride with legislators

I just got back from a training ride with students from Scuola Vita Nuova, a charter school in Kansas City.

Those students will join MoBikeFed and legislators from Jefferson City on a Katy Trail Ride with Missouri Legislators at 12:30PM, Monday, April 19th, 2010.

Bill Bryan, Deputy Director for Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Director for State Parks, will also be in attendance and will address the riders.  

Scuola Vita Nuova Bike Club to join MoBikeFed for Katy Trail ride with legislators
Scuola Vita Nuova Bike Club to join MoBikeFed for Katy Trail ride with legislators

This is the 20 year anniversary of the Katy Trail and Mr. Bryan will talk about that as well as the Wheels Can Take Me Places Project, which the Scuola Vita Nuova students are participating in.  That program is a cooperative effort between the school and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


The students are working to learn to bicycle, build up their stamina and extend their mileage, and in June they will ride the entire 225-mile Katy Trail.

The Wheels Can Take Me Places Project is a great program to get kids bicycling and gives kids real (and fun!) experiences with nature and the out of doors.

Seventh and eighth grade students participate in the program.  The school has a whole corner of the gym filled with bikes the students use.  They ride in the Cliff Drive area of Kansas City a couple of times each week.

We're very pleased to have the students join us for our bicycle ride with the legislators this year.

Hope you'll join us for the Katy Trail Ride April 19th as well!

Increasing the number of school bicycle clubs is one of the goals in MoBikeFed's Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri.