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Green Bike program leads to certification

Posted: Friday, Nov 16th, 2012

Tyler Balfour works on one of the many bikes awaiting repair or rental from the Green Bike shop in Waldport. This summer, Balfour completed a two-week training program from United Bicycle Institute and earned the Certified Bicycle Technician credential, which will help Balfour in his future endeavors - hed like to open his own bike shop. (Photo by April Bamburg)

Before his senior year began, Waldport High student Tyler Balfour had already earned a certification that will help him to achieve his professional dreams.

Balfour wants to open his own bike shop in the future, and his experiences with the Green Bike program in Waldport over the past three years have only solidified his plans. In August, Balfour and Rick Hill, supervisor of the Green Bike program, spent two weeks in Portland taking classes and completing exams to earn their Certified Bicycle Technician credential from United Bicycle Institute.

For the complete article see the 11-16-2012 issue.

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