Ellie has been visiting classrooms and teaching the kids about bike parts, gear, and geography! 

Ellie has been visiting classrooms and teaching the kids about bike parts, gear, and geography! 

Meet Ellie Towle, a senior at The Principia School, who is going to be biking across America this summer, from coast to coast, with Apogee Adventures.  This is the first of several blog updates regarding Ellie's adventure. She starts her journey on June 26th in South Carolina.

Before she left ...

Ellie visited with the Supernova classroom several times. She explained her trip, using a US map to help illustrate how far she will be travelling (what does 3,000 miles mean to a 3-year-old?). 

On another visit, Ellie brought her bicycle. She had conversations about how much she can take with her, where she will sleep, what she will eat, and the parts of her bicycle. One boy, Isaac, had lots to say.

Your bike is big. My first bike is a medium size bike. My pirate bike is kind of big. When I grow up, I will have a bike like yours.
{Upon seeing the combination knife-fork-spoon that Ellie will be using to eat} These are all connected together! It's a super spoon!

-- Isaac

Even though Ellie has left, the children are anticipating hearing from her. She will send us postcards, and we will send her mail. They know that many nights she will be sleeping in a tent, and the class is taking turns sleeping in a small indoor tent at naptime. Please continue to check our blogs with the tag "Ellie's Bike Ride" to hear about Ellie and the Supernova classroom!

Can you find Ellie? Hint..she is standing up with a white t-shirt and a ponytail! 

Can you find Ellie? Hint..she is standing up with a white t-shirt and a ponytail! 

Ellie has decided to use her trip as a fundraiser and has selected University City Children's Center Tuition Assistance Program as the recipient! To read more about Ellie and to make a pledge for her bike ride click here

You can find and follow "Ellie's Bike Ride!" posts page under the "News & Events" button at the top of the UCCC website page.

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AuthorSteph Smith