More communities around Oregon are building capacity to deliver bike safety curriculum to young people. 

Recently, the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) SRTS program received a Lane County Public Health Tobacco Prevention Grant. With this, they were able to purchase 20 Woom bikes that will be used in early elementary, kindergarten and first grade learn-to-ride PE programs.

The bikes were purchased with “the proposal that youth who are active are less likely to use tobacco products and providing students with the skills to bike early will result in better outcomes long term,” said SRTS Coordinator Megan Shull. These bikes will also help LCOG reach more rural schools – as they will be available to elementary schools in rural Lane County.

Congratulations to Megan Shull and the LCOG SRTS program! Keep up the good work!