Tulsa Hub’s signature outreach to children is our After School Bike Club program. One of Tulsa’s first such programs, the Hub Bike Club teaches elementary school children how to safely use a bike for transportation and recreation.
Our mission with the clubs is to inspire, educate, facilitate and support young people in developing transit self-determination, physical health, self-awareness, and emotional stability through informed and experiential study of vehicular cycling. Club participants see a positive change in their mental, physical, and emotional health, while having a lot of fun and making relationships with adult mentors.
Over 800 students at 9 different locations have been a part of our after-school Bike Clubs. These Clubs happen at low-income community schools. They are four-to eight week programs, meeting once or twice weekly. Each meeting lasts between 1 and 3 hours.
Thanks to bike donations from the citizens of the Tulsa metropolitan region, 400+ of the Club members were able to earn bikes and safety gear. Now, they can safely commute to and from school, building healthy habits which we hope will stick.
An additional 1,000 students have learned about bike and traffic safety, basic bike maintenance, and the importance of active lifestyles through Bike Rodeos and School Events Hub volunteers and staff have conducted.
Sites where the Tulsa Hub Clubs have operated:
- Sequoyah Elementary (ongoing)
- Eugene Field Elementary (2009)
- Kendall-Whittier Elementary (2008-2013)
- Mark Twain Elementary (2011 and 2014)
- Marshall Elementary (2011-2012)
- McClure Elementary (2011-2012)
- Owen Elementary (2011)
- Rosa Parks Elementary (2011)
- Robertson Summer Institute (2013)
- Skelly Summer Institute (2014)
- Wright Summer Institute (2015)