Daily Archives: August 7, 2015

What’s up with Pluto?

Seems like an odd question for a Youth Bike Tour! However, tonight we’re on a school bus traveling to the Kopernic Observatory & Science Center to find the answer and to enjoy a “celestial campfire” illuminated by millions of stars.

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Kopernic Observatory & Science Center

This year’s tour has been packed with lots of “extras” like this evening’s. Thanks to the thoughtful preplanning of a dedicated group of volunteers, we’re redefining what a cycling tour can be:  building a youth faith community, providing the physical challenge of cycling, serving the communities in which we live and sharing special moments like this… opening up the wonder and awe of God’s creation.

Switching gears

From indoor this morning at the Senior Center to the parking lot of the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell… prepping for the HUGE annual bazaar.

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Service opportunities everywhere!

From line dancing to table tennis

After line dancing, billiards and lunch, the table tennis was rolled out. In no time, one of our cyclists was in a partners game… holding her own with more experienced players.

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Natalie makes a quick return

Once lunch wraps up here, the activity level drops off as seniors head home on public transit. We’ll be moving on soon ourselves to help with a church bazaar setup… taking along fond memories of new connections with the welcoming senior citizens we’ve met.

Tips from the pros…

Who said the only place to learn geometry and physics is in the classroom?

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A Sr. "Pool Shark" shares a tip

Our young male cyclists discovered that the best classroom just might be right here at the Broome West Senior Center!

Line dancing anyone?

Here at the Broome West Senior Center our Youth Cyclists are “mixing it up” with a spirited group of seniors who know how to have a bit of fun!

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Line Dancing at Broome West Sr. Ctr

What looks like fun is far more… being present to men and women decades older. Our teenage cyclists learn by doing that works of charity bring light and smiles to people of all ages.