Students at Atlas Preparatory Academy, a fifth- through 12th-grade charter school in Harrison School District 2, will be able to take elective bike classes funded by a $2,500  Terracon Foundation grant.

The grant was awarded to Kids on Bikes, a Colorado Springs nonprofit that provides children with access to reliable bikes, teaches bike safety and encourages bike riding.

Students will learn basic riding skills, traffic safety and flat-tire repair.

An advanced biking elective will expand on bicycle mechanics, trail and street riding competency and general bicycle navigation in their neighborhood. An after-school elective class also will be offered.

All classes also will give students a chance to earn a bike, along with a pump, repair kit and bike lock.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees nationwide.

Contact the writer: 719-476-1656.

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