San José Bike Clinic is partnering with San Jose Inner City Outings (SJ ICO) on Nov. 17 to help disadvantaged San Jose youth fix up mountain bikes they use for their outings and learn some bike maintenance skills along the way. Bike Clinic will provide a workshop in the morning before ICO volunteers load up the bikes and take the youth for a mountain bike ride.
Sound like fun? We need your help! Please register to volunteer by Nov. 9.
Event: San Jose ICO (Inner City Outings)
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, time TBD
Location: KIPP San Jose Collegiate High School, 1790 Educational Park Drive
Registration Required to Volunteer: Deadline to register is Friday November 9. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “San Jose ICO volunteer” in the subject line. Include your name, email and phone number in the email, and we’ll send you the SJ ICO participation forms to fill out and return.
We’re looking for several skilled volunteers, especially if you have experience maintaining mountain bikes but that’s not necessary. The tasks will be simple: adding air to the tires, aligning tires, adjusting brakes, and indexing the derailleurs. We would like this to be educational for the urban youth who participate in ICO programs.
Bike Clinic is proud to work with SJ ICO, a program of the Sierra Club, which takes urban youth on outings such as day hikes, mountain biking, sea kayaking, camping, and backpacking throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.
In addition to learning valuable skills like bike repair, which as we know involves overcoming challenges big and small, ICO participants discover the beauty of wild lands and how to enjoy these areas without harming them. According to ICO’s website, “through active involvement with nature, the ICO program increases participant’s environmental awareness. Interpersonal skills and self esteem develop as a natural result of teamwork and an active relationship with the outdoor.