Red Wings, Chevrolet give bikes to 500 second-graders
The Winged wheel helped roll out bicycles for kids on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings and Chevrolet surprised nearly 500 second-grade students from 10 schools within the Detroit Public Schools Community District with new bicycles, helmets, locks and bells, in conjunction with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The new bikes celebrate the students’ completion of the Road & Bicycle Safety Program.
Beginning in April, the students practiced riding and learned vital road safety information during physical rducation classes at each DPSCD school as part of the Road & Bicycle program in partnership with Chevrolet. In conjunction with May’s National Bike Month, participating students believed they were bussing to Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday to simply honor their completion of the educational course. Then they found out that each of them would receive a new bicycle.
“Seeing the smiles and excitement on the faces of the students when we revealed their brand-new bikes was absolutely priceless,” said Chris Granger, Ilitch Holdings, Group President for Sports and Entertainment, in a statement. “Today’s event, together with the corresponding educational courses on bike and road safety that took place at each school, furthers our commitment to the Detroit community by providing students with a means of transportation and another tool to establish an active lifestyle this summer.”