What started as a single bike club at Emerson Elementary in Tulsa, OK has become a movement. A dedicated group of students, parents, teachers, and members of the Tulsa Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board, started the club to highlight the importance of cycling and fitness for kids as well encourage healthier transportation around the city. Now, with an outpouring of support from the local community, the club now has 6 schools!
To celebrate, Humble Sons Bike Co, the Art Director’s Club of Tulsa, and Pure Fix Cycles joined forces to create 6 uniquely artistic Micro Romeo bikes to go on display at the local schools! Designed to capture the freedom, joy, and self-reliance of travel on two-wheels, and to inspire more kids to take up riding, the bikes were unveiled at the ADCT’s first event of the season, at The Living Arts of Tulsa.
Humble Sons’ mission is to give bikes to as many deserving children as possible, to ensure that they never miss out on an opportunity because of poor transportation options. At this point, they’ve helped found the Tulsa Public School Bike Club program and they put more than 1,000 kids a year on the road who’d otherwise have their extracurriculars limited to walking distance.
As grown-ups who remember how important freedom of movement was when we were kids, it’s an effort we wholeheartedly support and we were thrilled when Humble Sons and the ADCT asked us to help. We can’t wait to see what’s next!
Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing work being done by Humble Sons, and the brilliant art coming out of the ADCT. And if you think your local school could benefit from more kids on bikes, drop us a line to find out what we can do to help get them rolling!