Students Receive Bikes and Safety Kits from Law Firm

Over 100 students in Sterling are sporting new wheels and bicycle helmets this holiday season, thanks to the law firm Abrams Landau.

Abrams Landau, Maverick Bikes, and the Safe Routes to School program distributed bikes to economically disadvantaged students on Monday at Seneca Ridge Middle School and Tuesday at Countryside Elementary School. The students also received safety kits, including locks and lights purchased with money raised by Madison’s Trust Elementary School students.

“It’s an incredible feeling trying to get kids up and active during the time of COVID,” Attorney Doug Landau said as he fitted a boy to a new mountain bike. “We’re trying to get kids to ride to and from school, to ride around their neighborhoods.” 

The students also received shirts, gifts, and coloring books that teach pedestrian and bike safety.

“Everyone was out riding their bikes during COVID, so we just thought about those students who didn’t have bikes,” Janice Jenkins of Safe Routes to School said. She said it was great to see kids getting their bikes in time for Christmas. 

3 thoughts on “Students Receive Bikes and Safety Kits from Law Firm

  • 2021-12-14 at 5:09 pm

    Kudos to Abrams Landau, Maverick Bikes & Safe Routes to School. This is a wonderful initiative. The children who benefited undoubtedly will remember it for the rest of their lives. I love to ride a bicycle. It’s a great way to get where you need to go. And during COVID, it offers a measure of privacy that might not be available on public transit. I hope the children spend many happy moments on their new bicycles. Happy Holidays Loudoun!

    • 2021-12-14 at 5:56 pm

      It’s a great idea. Except the thieves will be excited that there are now extra bikes available to grab and resell. And sadly, I can almost guarantee that’s what will happen to over half of them

      • 2021-12-16 at 1:32 pm

        And yet, we can only control what we can control, no? That’s no reason *not* to move forward with great initiatives like this, even if your guarantee were correct (which personally I don’t believe). Plus as stated the kids also received locks for their bikes, so hopefully it’s not quite so bleak as you paint it. But if it is — that still means that half of these kids DO end up with a bike of their own and safety tools, not to mention a positive memory. Sounds pretty worth doing, in my book.

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