Today was the big official opening of the Mahora Primary School’s bike track project. It all came together after eighteen months of hard work by the school and with great funding support from many local community groups.
After some short speeches and the presentation of lovely thank you gifts and student drawings, the ribbon was cut and the students (and some funders) got to ride the new bikes on the different bike tracks.
In addition to the three bike tracks, the fifty bikes and the 350 helmets, the school also has also put in place a converted forty foot shipping container to store all their bikes in.
Today was the official opening of the bike track at Tongariro School in Turangi. This project which caters for all the children from year 1 through to year 13 was made possible thanks to a lot of hard work by school staff and Bike Taupo. The project received funding from the Local Community Board and Toi Te Ora Public Health Service.
The weather was perfect and after some very sincere (and funny) speeches the track was blessed and the students got to ride their new bike track for the very first time. It was good to see a number of teachers also riding the track.
Along with the track the school has a fleet of new bikes, a set of helmets and a excellent bike storage shed.