Bookin’ On Bikes Summit

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Bookin’ On Bikes Summit

  1. 2. Staff Sponsors Eve Shonts & Patty Guevara
  2. 3. Bookin’ on Bikes began as a dream of two overzealous newbies to the biking community. We wanted to… <ul><li>Give students an opportunity to be physically active & have fun outside </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a break in their daily routines </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students about health & wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Model a healthy lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge students physically & academically </li></ul><ul><li>Offer students opportunities to earn elective credit </li></ul><ul><li>Engage our students in community events </li></ul><ul><li>Share our love of reading & cycling with our students </li></ul>
  3. 4. In October 2008 The Michael Jordan Foundation supported our dream.
  4. 5. MJF provided funding for: <ul><li>16 bicycles </li></ul><ul><li>Helmets, seat bags, water bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Extra tubes, pumps, patch kits </li></ul><ul><li>Safety, Etiquette & Maintenance Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>T-shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Books & magazine subscriptions </li></ul>
  5. 6. We picked up our bikes in October 2008
  6. 8. We spent the winter months preparing <ul><li>Bicycle education workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Games, articles, and movies to generate excitement about cycling </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive program set up to encourage student participation </li></ul>
  7. 9. Our first ride was on April 7,‘09. <ul><li>we rode 3 miles </li></ul>
  8. 10. “ The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew – and live through it.” – Doug Bradbury
  9. 11. One month later, on May 19 th , we rode 17 miles!
  10. 12. Summer 2009 Longer rides, fun in the sun, and ALWAYS include lunch
  11. 13. Community Service Projects New Challenges Canoeing in Warren County Preparing a meal for a homeless shelter
  12. 14. Volunteering & riding in the community <ul><li>East Coast Night Pajama Party!! </li></ul>
  13. 15. Bookin’ on Bikes by the numbers: <ul><li>30 students served </li></ul><ul><li>12 months in progress </li></ul><ul><li>6 staff have participated </li></ul><ul><li>250+ miles </li></ul><ul><li>10 metro trails </li></ul><ul><li>11 credits earned </li></ul><ul><li>3 graduates </li></ul>
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