Unloved bikes are returning to the road thanks to an initiative at Nelson’s Trafalgar Middle School.
Thirty-eight donated bikes are in various stages of repair by students who are learning there’s more to cycling than pushing pedals.
Grade 8 teacher Martin Corbett says he took on an idea by Principal Paul Luck to introduce a cycling component that has been embraced by his students.
“They’re getting the opportunity to work with their hands very tangibly. They’re getting the opportunity to work together to problem solve,” said Corbett.
“I really thought it was going to be at first a bit more traditional, [like] here’s how to fix a tire. It’s been pretty cool how they really work together and create kind of a bike building community where everybody’s kind of working on something different based off of what the bike needs.”
Corbett’s class is one of…