Monday, February 21, 2011

FREE Webinar: Getting Bike Shops and Advocates To Collaborate on Safe Routes to School

The following is copied from the National Safe Routes to School Partnership announcement for the above titled webinar:
Webinar: Getting Bike Shops and Advocates To Collaborate on Safe Routes to School
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

Register Today

Are you looking to engage your local bike shop in Safe Routes to School programs? Or, as a local bike shop, have you been looking for ways to get involved in the Safe Routes to School movement but haven’t quite figured out how you fit?

This webinar will highlight success stories in Colorado and Austin, Texas that have teamed a local program with a bike shop to enhance Safe Routes to School efforts. In addition to programmatic highlights, presenters will explain the benefits of involving bike shops, describe a strategy for approaching local bike shops, and discuss concrete ideas for collaboration ranging from low hanging fruit to full-fledged sponsorship.

Involving bike shops in Safe Routes to School projects is key to creating a sustainable program that encourages more bicycling. Any parent, program staff, manager or bike shop staffer that has struggled to implement bicycling within Safe Routes to School activities should attend this webinar!

  • Jenna Berman, Education Director, Bicycle Colorado
  • Leslie Luciano, Director of Advocacy, Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin, TX
  • David Cowan, Program Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • Robert Ping, State Network Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
 Click here to register now!

This webinar is part one of a six part webinar series by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership that focuses on bicycling and Safe Routes to School.

Thank you to the SRAM Cycling Fund for making this series possible.

For more information please contact Dave Cowan at

* Long distance charges apply accordingly.
** Recording of webinar will be available at within seven days of original broadcast.

1 comment:

Bobbi Holberg said...

Bikes are one of the most used vehicles in history. In fact, biking is now considered as a good workout for burning fats. For students, biking helps them save money because they don't need to pay for transportation. But there are times when bikers encounter accidents. Defining routes, following road rules, and presence of mind can help avoid them. Wearing Ansi class 2 safety vests can also be helpful because of the colors of these vests, since drivers and civilians can easily notice you.