Great Ways to Include Bicycling in Your SRTS Program

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:00 pm EDT

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.

Presenters:

  • Joe Bishop, Roger E. Sides Elementary School, Karnes City, Texas
  • Steve Bayliss and Ken Rose, Atlanta Charter Middle School, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Patty Olsen, Safe Kids Grand Forks, Grand Forks, N.D.

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, Atlanta Charter Middle School, will discuss how their program has grown from bike racks and bike trains into a larger bicycling program.

Patty Olsen, 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.

When: Tuesday, May 31, 1 - 2 p.m. EDT

This webinar is part of the SRTS 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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