Teddy Salazar: Family Bicycle Tips

June 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Watts Hospital-Hillandale

Teddy is one of the new Bicycle Transportation Trainers for Watts Hospital-Hillandale. Like many Durham residents, Teddy enjoys leisurely solo rides down our region’s scenic roads, but when he is riding in the neighborhood, you are just as likely to spot Teddy riding with his family as by himself. He and his wife transport their kids to and from E.K. Powe Elementary School by bicycle daily. As a result, their young children are already accomplished bicycle riders.

Teddy was one of the parents at an E.K. Powe Bike/Walk to School day, where parents where noting that the school’s bike racks were all full to the brim. The bicycle is a great option for many of Durham’s families who live a bit out of comfortable walking range from their district school.

When gearing up your family for bicycling around town, Teddy has a few simple tips:

  1. Use the neighborhood listserv. Teddy jests that the Watts Hospital-Hillandale listserv is similar to the room of requirement from Harry Potter, and thus a great place to find and pass along children’s bicycles.
  2. If you buy a bike, neutral colors are best. It will be easier to pass along.
  3. Kids bikes don’t need fancy suspension shocks or 21 speeds. A good quality basic bike will do the trick.

If your kids are students at E.K. Powe, keep an eye out for Teddy, as he is planning on starting a bike club at the school. So if you want your kids to know how to signal turns and fix their own flat tires, sign them up.

To be connected with Teddy, contact robin@cleanenergydurham.org.

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Entry filed under: Transportation, Watts Hospital-Hillandale.

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