Students Participate in Cycling Schools Program

Students Participate in Cycling Schools Program
Posted on 10/29/2018
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Cycling Schools is a volunteer operated program in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park designed to provide a day in the park for students from urban schools. During their day in the park students will be fitted with helmets and bicycles, instructed on how to safely ride a bicycle in a group, and then led by experienced volunteers on a ride on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath.

As the groups ride the Towpath, the volunteers will point out features of the park including locks, wildlife and historical landmarks. Groups will stop at various points along the trail where the guides will describe the operations of the boat locks, the history of the canal, locate areas where frogs, snakes, beaver, herons and even Bald Eagles can be found. The rides last between 2 and 3 hours and cover 10 to 15 miles of the Towpath.

Each year 15 to 16 schools are selected for the program with about 600 students participating. More than 100 volunteers assist with the program each year. Cycling Schools has been serving urban schools in Northeast Ohio for more than 20 years.

Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy was selected to participate in this program in October! Below are some pictures of their adventures!

Students at Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy participated in the Cycling Schools program! Students at Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy participated in the Cycling Schools program!

Students at Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy participated in the Cycling Schools program!