Cycling training for teachers - May 10th, 2007
a workshop for teachers who are willing and
(almost) ready to commute by bike
Cycling Training for Teachers workshops – bicycle skills and commuter confidence to
Vancouver Area educators and school staff who may be considering cycling to school but currently lack the confidence or skills to commute by bike.
This two-day workshop will;
• improve personal cycling skills through the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s
Commuter Cycling Skills Course – classroom and on-road opportunities teach how to ride confidently in traffic, check the safety of your bike, ride at night and in the rain, as well as plan the best route
• present classroom activities to integrate cycling, bike smarts and active transportation ideas into the curriculum The Spring 2007 workshops will take place at the VSB Head Office (Broadway and Granville).
Day 1 - Bicycle Skills Tues 8th May or Wed 9th May: 8 am – 4 pm Participants need to bring a bicycle and helmet as there will be an on-road component. If you don't have a bike, borrow one from someone with a similar bodysize. Dress for any weather.
Day 2 - Classroom Activities Thurs 10th May: 8am – 12 noon
You do not need to bring a bike for Day 2.
The two-day Cycling Training for Teachers workshop is open to K-12 teachers and school staff within the GVRD. To reserve your place, please send in the accompanying registration sheet and mail a cheque for $50 (half will be returned to you at the workshop).
Funding has been allocated to cover a Teacher on Call substitute for two school days.
"This course made a big difference for me. Prior to it, I had been on a bike about 5 times in the last 15 years, mainly because I was absolutely terrified not only of traffic, but also of all other road users such as other cyclists, pedestrians, dogs. I never thought I would dare sharing the road with cars or buses. I am not sure what happened during the course, but I now bike to work at least twice a week and find it very enjoyable. When I need to use busier roads, I feel alert and focused,
rather than jittery and out of control. I feel that I know my options and can make rational decisions. I would recommend this course to anyone, and I think it also made me not only a better cyclist, but also a better driver and pedestrian!" - Pam, Vancouver
Questions or comments? Contact: Arthur Orsini | tel 604-876-6461 | [email protected]