Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bike Ed for Youth

Last June I became a League Certified Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.  I am officially LCI #2488.  I've already had the opportunity to utilize that status to teach Bike Ed to youth at Ivy Creek School here in Charlottesville.  It was an 8-week course that finished yesterday, and went very well.  Of course the kids loved being on bikes, and they all learned how it important it is to ride on the right side of the road, how to signal appropriately, how to use their brakes properly, how to be responsible leading others on a ride, etc...  It was neat that we were able to utilize the driver's education driving range behind Albemarle High School.  That enabled us to simulate in a real to life way actually being on the road.  I will have the opportunity again to teach another 8 week course there in the spring.

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