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Bike-Blender Classroom Celebrations

Three Blender Bikes Are Now Available for Your Classroom Parties

The District's Wellness and Safe Routes to School Programs now have three bike-powered blending machines for your healthy classroom celebrations. Two larger sized blender bikes, one capable of making "hand" churned ice cream, and a smaller blender bike for the younger students (K-1 grades). So, put away the cupcakes and apple juice in favor of your students powering up their own healthy celebration. 

 

Our cupcake-crushing Rock the Bike Fender-Blender bikes are human-powered blenders capable of making smoothies, pesto, salsa and guac, hummus, fruit creams, and now even ice cream and sorbets, and much more.  Choose your favorite recipes from our Bike-Blender Recipe Book. Please note that we will be adding more fruit-based sorbet-style recipes as they are developed and tested - yum!. 

Get Your Classroom Celebration Sponsored - Simply teach one or two Safe Routes to School Lessons from one of these SRTS curriculums, and the BSD Safe Routes program will sponsor your classroom celebration with delivering the bike blender and all necessary food and supplies to make one of the recipes in the Bike-Blender Recipe Book, and the Safe Routes Coordinator will even run the blender if he is available for your celebration. Please contact the SRTS Coordinator, Rusty Hopewell, to arrange your class's sponsorship. 

 

Watch these promotion videos to learn more about the Blender Bike Program:

  How it Works   --  Cupcake-Buster Promo -- Making Guac Video -- Smoothies on Small Blender-Bike -- Ice Cream Maker

 


Checking out the Blender Bikes

Who can check out the blender bikes: BSD classroom teachers, school principals, and PTA secretaries can reserve and check out one of the bike blenders. Checkout periods are one school day or one full weekend, however, principals can request longer checkout periods. Parents can arrange for use of the bike blender through their child's teacher, school principal, or PTA secretary. 

To Request a Bike Blender:

  1. Determine which bike blender is needed: the BB1-Small,  the BB2-Pro, or the BB3-Ice Cream (see options below).
  2. Check the bike-blender checkout schedule in the calendar below. Check out periods are typically for one day at a time (or one full weekend), however requests for an extended period can be submitted. 
  3. The classroom teacher, principal, or PTA secretary e-mails the request to Rusty Hopewell, Safe Routes Coordinator, with the desired day and the Subject: Bike Blender Request {date requested, school, and classroom number}, and include which blender bike is being requested - the BB1, BB2, or BB3. 
  4. A confirmation e-mail will be returned to the requesting person confirming the request. 
  5. On the day of the event or the day prior Rusty will deliver the bike-blender to the school's office or classroom.
  6. After event the blender must be cleaned and readied for the next user. A cleaning and cooking kit comes with the blender to assist in the preparation of food and the clean-up. Rusty will retrieve the blender bike as soon as possible. 
Bike Blender Options
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BB1-Small

good for grades K-1

Videos on setting up the BB1

BB2-Pro

For grades 2 and up

Blender only

BB3-Ice Cream

For Grades 2 and up

Blender and/or Ice Cream Maker

Please note - if the ice cream maker blender bike is being used to make ice cream then the Safe Routes coordinator must be be present at the event to attend to technical logistics. Please check on the coordinator's availability before you reserve the BB3 for ice cream making.

 


Bike Blender Kit

 

Bike-Blender Cooking and Cleaning Kit

The borrowing of the bike-blender includes the bike-blender kit that includes all necessary equipment to prepare the recipes and to perform any clean-up. 
 

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