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Grizzlies and Westhaven Elementary

The kids of Westhaven Elementary School have been studying bicycle safety. Back in the Fall, Revolutions Memphis helped their PE Coach, Kyle Kuusisto, get a fleet of bicycles for the kids to practice on. This week, the kids came to Revolutions to learn some about taking care of the bicycles. And they were joined by Memphis Grizzlies player Beno Udrih, who was visiting as part of the NBA Green Week. Green Week celebrates community organizations doing something green. And this year, the Grizzlies wanted to highlight the work of Westhaven Elementary and Revolutions Memphis. Riding bicycles definitely fits that bill because it decreases carbon emissions and car congestion on our roads, makes the riders healthier and can get you a chance to meet a really tall basketball player!

You can’t ride if you have a flat. So the kids learned about checking that the wheels are at the correct pressure:

NBA Green Week - Revolutions Community Bike Shop

Grizzlies player, Beno Udrih, with kids from Westhaven Elementary. (Photo by Joe Murphy)

and checking for punctures when there is a flat.

NBA Green Week - Revolutions Community Bike Shop

(Photo by Joe Murphy)

After the kids showed Beno all they’d learned, everyone headed outside for a ride.

Gosh, those Grizzlies are huge. Just look at Beno on that adult bike!

NBA Green Week - Revolutions Community Bike Shop

(Photo by Joe Murphy)

But seriously, everyone worked hard and had a great time!

NBA Green Week - Revolutions Community Bike Shop

(Photo by Joe Murphy)

 

Thanks to Mark Allen, Keith Norman and Jackie Nerren for making sure the kids had plenty of work to do and snacks to eat. And thanks to the Grizzlies players and staff for celebrating Revolutions Memphis and the Westhaven Elementary bike safety class as part of your Green Week celebration!

 

 

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