Move by Bike: 9th Street to Radicle Roots

Saying goodbye to 9th Street was bittersweet, but early Sunday morning we were filled with anticipation and excitement nonetheless. There were tubs and tubs of books packed away, bags filled with supplies and craft materials, and empty shelves ready to be loaded. The big moving day had arrived!

Around 9am, volunteers started to arrive with cargo bikes, trailers, baskets, panniers and backpacks. After grabbing coffee donated by the generous Texas Coffee Traders, people began bustling in and out of the house. Before you knew it, there was nothing left to pack. Everything flew out of the house in less than 45 minutes. It was incredible! Bikes were everywhere, each one strategically piled with supplies and securely strapped with bungees and rope.

The 3 mile ride to Red River Street was magical, slow and steady. When we arrived at the new space, everyone pitched in to unload and organize our cargo. We did it!

With the location change, we’ve transformed from 9th Street Schoolhouse into

Radicle Roots Community Schoolhouse!

We are sharing this beautiful new 2,000 sq ft space with the incredibly fun and creative Spilled Milk Social Club. This allows us to connect with on-site after-school programming, and to serve more working families with an extended day option. We have room to grow, and enrollment is still open, so get in touch with us if you’re looking to make a change in your child’s learning environment.

There are so many wonderful people to thank who helped make our move successful. Our Schoolhouse parents and students who loaded up and biked with us, you are amazing! Thank you to our family and friends who took the time to help and make the move possible, y’all really blew us away with your willingness to work hard while having fun. Thanks to the Texas Coffee Traders for fueling us with fair-trade organic caffeinated goodness. And last but not least, thanks goes to the Yellow Bike Project  for the inspiration to be all human-powered.

We also made the local news! Thanks KXAN for covering our adventure and sharing it with the community.

http://kxan.com/2014/06/01/school-relocates-using-only-bicycles/

Here we are loading up! IMG_3653 IMG_3643 IMG_3641 IMG_3657 IMG_3659 IMG_3660 Ready to roll out! IMG_3665 IMG_3667   We arrived at our new space! IMG_3672 IMG_3676 IMG_3684

 

 

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