GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA)– Making the community safer one bike at a time. That’s the goal of one Upstate service project this morning.
Around a dozen Greenville county students with Momentum Bike Club will be out on the Swamp Rabbit Trail fixing bikes, handing out water, and going over rider safety.
The students will be out also trying to recruit mentors for their club.
You may have heard about this club after the shooting of Greenville Police Officer Alan Jacobs.
Deontea Mackey, the gunman, was a part of the group as a child.
The club was a big part of Mackey’s life and after his death mentors spoke about the increased need for outreach in the community.
Momentum Bike Club works to reach other middle schoolers from underserved communities.
Their service project Wednesday will be focusing on recruiting mentors to help kids stay on the right path.
The students involved say the guidance they’ve received has changed their outlook on life, while also giving them a fun activity to do.
“I haven’t lived in Greenville long, so it helped me explore new places and make new friends,” one member said.
The students will be out on the trail from 9-11 Wednesday morning.
If you want to be a mentor you just have to be 18 years or older and know how to ride a bike at a moderate pace.