Avoca Elementary School in Avoca, Michigan began a new “Green Read and Ride” program near the end of the 2015-2016 school year and is continuing the innovative program. The bikes are equipped with a bookstand and generate electricity for the school as the students ride. The program is believed to the first of its kind in the country. All of the students in the school from K-5 use the bikes.
The Community Foundation of St. Clair County drove the project for the Yale Public Schools District. Green Microgym, a company based in Portland, Oregon, helped the school get its program launched. The rear wheel of the bikes are generators that make electricity that conveys back into the building through wall outlet, creating energy for the school.
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