Witten Armstrong receives his new Trek Marlin 5 MTB, helmet and lock from Oak Creek Elementary School Principal Nayadin Persaud
35 Verde Valley elementary school students will be riding new bikes thanks to the Verde Valley Bikes for Kids Program of the VVCC. These third through sixth grade students were chosen by their schools and awarded Trek Wahoo hybrid bikes, Trek Roscoes and Marlin 5 mountain bikes for exceeding school standards for grades, attendance, conduct and citizenship at the following Verde Valley elementary schools:
Beaver Creek Elementary
Alyssa WheelerCamp Verde Elementary
Cottonwood Community School
Juliet Hernandez Lugo
Lizyei Hernandez Lugo
Jose SotoDr. Daniel Bright Elementary (Cottonwood)
Amaryllis Castillon Lopez
Mountain View Academy (Cottonwood)
Rosa Celeste Diaz
Oak Creek Elementary School (Cornville)
West Sedona Elementary School
In addition to the bike, which each student chose in their favorite color, students were also awarded a new helmet and bike lock. Each bike comes with lifetime free maintenance provided by the Verde Valley Bicycle Company in Cottonwood.
Generous grants from the Sports Fund of Arizona, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Sedona, Wells Fargo Bank, Trek President John Burke, the Singletrack Futures Foundation and 150+ individual donations made these awards possible. The Verde Valley Bicycle Company provided the bikes to the VVCC at cost, assembled them for free, and provides discount parts and service prices to the VVCC.
Thank you supporters and congratulations students!