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.