The Golden Rollers have been biking around with us during our Spring program for the past six weeks. Within those six weeks, we have had over 150 new riders to the program. We have held over 50 classes between Gus Garcia Recreation, Metz Recreation, Dittmar Recreation, Mcbeth Recreation, Alamo & Givens Recreation, Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, and Foundation Communities M Station. This has allowed our students (in total) to have participated over 400 times!
This week we began a program at Mcbeth Recreation Center, focusing on their Adults with Disabilities group. We set up a course in the parking lot for the riders, to test their braking ability, balance, and maneuverability.
The program at Foundation Communities M Station also began this week. We took staff and riders across Martin Luther King Blvd. to the Sustainable Food Center’s Community Garden. There, we were able to enjoy the flourishing plants and vegetables. We even got to munch on some mint growing in the community plot.
Classes began this week at Metz Recreation Center and Dittmar Recreation Center. Even though our new riders were a little skeptical of the three wheel recumbent trikes, their curiosity beat hesitation, and were willing to give them a roll. Very quickly they realized the trikes are not only safe, but user friendly and comfortable!
Seniors from Pan Am Recreation Center joined the Metz Recreation crew for orientation and the the first roll of the program. They took leisurely strolls around the gym before taking to the sidewalks and trails around the Recreation Center.
We are now in our third week of programming at Gus Garcia Recreation Center and Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center. The excitement for riding is higher than ever, with more seniors returning each week to participate in the Golden Rollers program.