The project will use bicycle education “as a conduit to teach core academics, enhance lives, create career opportunities and inspire new generations to be passionate about bikes. It is the only program of its kind in the country and it is the on-ramp for young adults to develop a life-long engagement with the bicycle lifestyle while learning key academic concepts,” according to a statement from the school.
GCHS will be the first school to have the program in Utah. “For students, bicycle technical skills easily transfer into career skills in a city that is only 4.1 square miles in size with nearly a dozen bike shops,” said the school. The project is sponsored by Poison Spider Bicycles.
On Nov. 8, volunteers from the community and the Grand County School District Utah Mountain Bike Team will join with PBT leadership to set up the bike lab and classroom. PBT’s goal is to enhance lives, create opportunities and build sustainable communities through bicycle education.