City launches Learn & Earn Bike Program for Decatur youth

Decatur, IL – The City of Decatur Jasper Street Implementation Committee has launched a Learn & Earn Bike Program this summer to help Decatur youth learn to bike safely. Together with the Boys & Girls Club of Decatur, Inc., Decatur Bicycle Club, Hope Academy, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, we are supporting the vision of a protected bike lane infrastructure that will create a safer, more connected Decatur. The Learn & Earn Bike Program is an implementation project of Decatur’s Jasper Street Great Streets Great Neighborhoods Roadmap. It is funded in part by the USDOT’s Thriving Communities Program.

Over the next several weeks, youth will learn how to safely ride a bicycle, get some practice riding, and eventually will earn a bike and helmet, provided by Decatur Bicycle Shoppe. Can’t wait to see their progress!