It's an important part of any business to give back to the community in some way. Heck, it's an important part of life. Volunteering not only helps the cause but brings good things to those that volunteer.
The company I work for, K Plus Integration Systems, believes in this philosophy as well. It's also interesting to note that we're big fans of bicycle riding as well. So when we can combine our passion for bikes with a good cause then sign us up.
In a couple of weeks our owner will be riding in a bike race for a cause. More on that in the weeks to come. As much as I enjoy riding, you won't find me in any races. The difference between he and myself is that you can find him pedaling the roads in the Cleveland Metroparks whereas I'm on the all purpose trails. I don't own a pair of bike shorts. Still, I love my bikes and the joy I get from riding and working on the cardio.
Last Friday I once again volunteered to ride with inner city middle school children in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's a program that's been going on for about 15 years, where Cleveland area city schools sign up to have their students ride bikes along the Tow Path Trail. Those allowed to ride typically have to achieve good grades, good behavior or some sort of positive goal.
Bikes are kept in an old barn and supplied to the kids who arrive on buses. Many have never been in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park where we encounter deer, turtles, frogs, snakes and even bald eagles. It's fun to teach them better biking and share some insights about the park.
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