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Great Ways to Include Bicycling in Your Safe Routes To School Program

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Great Ways to Include Bicycling in Your Safe Routes To School Program

Time: May 31, 2011 from 10am to 11am
Location: In front of your computer
Website or Map: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/…
Phone: mgulley@americawalks.org
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Michelle Gulley
Latest Activity: May 11, 2011

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Your walking program has taken off, but how can you get more kids to bike to school? Integrating bicycling into your SRTS program is a great way to extend the reach of your program and help foster a lifetime of healthy bicycling habits. This webinar will highlight several schools across the country who have taken their programs beyond bike trains to include other fun and innovative ways of getting kids on their bikes.

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-Andy Clarke will introduce our topic and summarize the highlights of the recent National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.
-Joe Bishop will talk about the successes of the Roger E. Sides Elementary School Bike Club. Students are given the opportunity to earn bike parts, repairs and even new bikes. They also learn how to care for these bikes through the club's bike repair shop.
-Steve Bayliss and Ken Rose from Atlanta Charter Middle School will discuss how their program has grown from bike racks and bike trains into a larger bicycling program.
-Patty Olsen from Safe Kids Grand Forks will present an overview of their bicycle safety programs including "'Takin’ it to the Streets,” a bicycle safety program for fifth graders. The program includes both in-class education as well as on-the-road training with local police bicycle patrols, the University of North Dakota Cycling team and a local bicycle shop.

This webinar is part of the Safe Routes to School Coaching Action Network Webinar Series, developed by America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

For more information please contact Michelle Gulley at mgulley@americawalks.org

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