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Tuesday, March 8 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Reaching the Next Generation of Cyclists: Bicycle Education in Public Schools

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Bike education in public schools isn’t just about teaching the dos and don’ts of bicycle safety. There’s important work to be done to get tomorrow’s cyclists thinking about cycling as a green, clean, fun, and healthy transportation option. Hear from three bike organizations with very different models of how to reach a lot kids in schools in rural, suburban, and urban contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Conroy

Rich Conroy

Education Director, Bike New York
I started the Learn to Ride program at Bike New York which has been replicated in many cities nationwide. I was even on Sesame Street with co-worker Zoe Cheswick teaching Murray the Monster and a bunch of Brooklyn kids how to ride a bike for the first time. I'm also a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and LCI coach for the League. I'm really excited about how bike education expands participation in cycling by empowering more people from all walks... Read More →
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James C Tasse

Assistant Director, Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Interested and experienced in: | Bike/Ped Education Program Development and Management (all ages, on/off road) | Bike/Ped Advocacy Program Development and Management | Mountain Bike Trail Design and Construction | Infrastructure and Design | Policy and Legislation | Funding Strategies | Relationships with DOT and MPOs


Tuesday March 8, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Conference Room 14 One floor up from registration