For children in low-income neighborhoods, school is one of the safest places for them during the day.
And one School Resource Officer in Roanoke seems to go above and beyond; every Monday after school.
The 30 or so students in the Woodrow Wilson Bike Club have to apply at the beginning of the year.
If they get in and if they stick with it, they actually get to take their bike home at the end of the school year.
But for these students, thanks to one man, they take a whole lot more home than that.
Jimmy Goad is the School Resource Officer Jimmy Goad who runs the club,
"I hope they're learning to be good citizens, that's a big part of it, learning to be good citizens, thinking about others."
"It seems like nowadays, everybody wants something. And I'm trying to teach the kids instead of wanting this and wanting this, how about give their time and do something constructive," he said.
Since 2008, Goad has led this pack.
The health benefits are obvious, but these kids aren't just riding to ride, they're riding to help.
Every week, these middle schoolers ride pedal their way to perform community service projects, this particular Monday, it was picking up trash.
"When he said about the community service I was like, I just thought that I wasn't going to enjoy it, but when I actually did it, it's just way funner," said 7th grader Zachary Jennings.
"Doing something really good and for other people and they don't even ask me to do it," said 6th grader Aya Ibrahim.
The club aims to keep these kids out of trouble and out of gangs.
Goad says this Bike Club does more for these kids than they even know.
"We just talk about life issues while we're here, and I'm trying to keep them out of trouble at the same time," he said.
"I thought they was just, they would arrest you if you were doing something bad or something," Kendall Helton said. That's the mold Officer Goad is trying to shed. He says it's an added benefit for kids when they feel comfortable with police officers and know they're meant to help.
For some, riding a bike isn't easy, staying up on two wheel takes balance, focus, determination.
Thanks to someone you wouldn't expect, these at-risk kids have more than two wheels holding them up.