Monday, May 18, 2009

Kickin' it with Innovators in Oakland

After celebrating all of the 2009 Oaklandish Innovators award winners and the Arts-in-Action award winner at an exhibit reception at the Oakland Airport in early April, the crew at Oaklandish got the chance to go check out the different organizations and actually see them in action. Seeing the pioneering and creative work that these Innovators are doing in Oakland got us even more excited to work with them. We got to ride along with Cycles of Change, after meeting up with them at their Bike Club at Bret Harte Middle School, where they teach the kids about nutrition and bike mechanics.

Then we set out on our bikes and rode all the way to Lake Temescal, where we enjoyed some healthy snacks and fun on the beach.

The kids loved the adventure, and Oaklandish loved it too! The 2009 Oaklandish Innovators award grant money will go toward buying helmets and locks for the kids, and help support the Earn-a-Bike program.

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