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Grease monkeys for a day


  Photo: YO crew leaders Zola Pineles (left) and Jane Dunlap repaired a bike at Spokes in Minneapolis.

 Photo: YO crew leaders Zola Pineles (left) and Jane Dunlap repaired a bike at Spokes in Minneapolis.

For the first of two fall All Corps Days, corps members from different
programs came together to learn about alternative transportation and
bicycle advocacy and get their hands dirty working on bikes. On Monday,
September 16, Individual Placement, Youth Outdoors and Corps staff
members gathered at Minnehaha Falls to learn about existing
pedestrian/bike trails and plans to develop more in the metro area.
Speakers included Lisa Filter (Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota), Dorian Grilley (Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota) and Jennifer Ringold (Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board). Ringold led a Wheel Fun guided tour on double surrey bicycles. In the afternoon corps members repaired bikes as a service project, working with Spokes in Minneapolis and Cycles For Change
in St. Paul. All Corps Days are planned by participating AmeriCorps
members; this event was led by Isac Kautto, Darin Newman, Andrew Ulven
and Michael Robinson.