CYCLE (Camden Young Cycling, Learning and Exercising)
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the Police Athletic League of Camden wrapped up another successful summer of the second annual CYCLE program. Funded by generous contributions from the William Penn Foundation and Campbell’s Soup Foundation, CYCLE teaches local school children from the Parkside, Bergan Square, Liberty Park, and Cramer Hill neighborhoods about bike safety, a healthy and active lifestyle, and encourages the continued use of the Camden GreenWay trail network. The GreenWay is comprised of existing and proposed active transportation trails connecting the City of Camden to both Philadelphia and South Jersey. CYCLE is a 16-session training program that not only teaches students the skills needed to ride a bicycle but also how to build the critical leadership qualities necessary to help children grow. By participating in the program children will become stewards for the network and learn the importance of using the GreenWay to reduce automobile congestion, improve public health and protect the environment.