Monday, August 11, 2008

Pedaling through the past — bright futures ahead

Bronx Lab students pose in front of Passage to Freedom kiosk in Oberlin

Yesterday, seven Bronx Lab students and their guides arrived in Oberlin as part of their 250-mile “Health and History” cycling journey through Ohio’s Underground Railroad. The goal was to provide students the opportunity to experience the joy and beauty of bicycling along with a glimpse into Underground Railroad history. The students were provided bikes by the Jamis Bike Company and rode Adventure Cycling’s Underground Railroad route. The trip is a project conceived by trip leader, Sarah Eustis of the Bronx Lab School. Oberlin marked the end of the students’ journey. The students have been training since March, exercising and eating healthy to prepare for the effort. Congratulations to all! Click here for photos and journals of their trip.

Trip leader Sarah Eustis trains with her students in the Bronx to prepare for their cycling journey. Bronx Lab photo

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