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Houston ISD Training Postponed

The Houston ISD SuperCyclist Training scheduled for Friday, September 30, has been postponed due to the Hurricane Rita evacuation. A new date has not yet been set.

The critical need for this training was made apparent by the recent deaths of two Houston-area elementary students in bicycle crashes. Due to the important nature of this training, Texas Bicycle Coalition and Houston ISD are committed to rescheduling a new date in a timely manner.

 

Get Involved to Put Texas Children Safely on Bicycles

Since 1996, Texas Bicycle Coalition has instruct Texas educators in bicycle safety. BikeTexas has trained more than 3,000 Texas educators in the Texas SuperCyclist Curriculum, providing them with the tools necessary to cultivate the next generation of safe and bicycle-friendly road users.

Leer más: Get Involved to Put Texas Children Safely on Bicycles

   

Kudos for Kyle Teacher Training

By Janice Mangrum
PE Teacher/Team Leader - Fuentes Elementary, Kyle, TX

Thank you very much for the wonderful training our teachers received from the Texas Bicycle Coalition last week. You gals were awesome! Thanks for the breakfast goodies and cookies. As you could tell, we weren’t shy about eating! And thank you for the teaching packets and video. I believe they will be used on several elementary campuses in this district.

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Texas Children Are at Risk

74% - of Texas children do not meet state guidelines for physical education. *
62% - of Texas children do not participate in organized physical activity. *
35% - of Texas school children are overweight or obese. *
13% - of Texas school children walk or bike to school today, compared to 66% in 1975. *
30% - of the average Texas morning rush hour traffic is school related. *
* Department of Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Texas children, these percentages translate into a loss of health, fitness, freedom and independence.

"Texans have the power to change this bleak future and schools play a critical role."
- Susan Combs, Texas Agriculture Commissioner

   

SuperCyclist Teacher Trainings Gaining Momentum

As Published - BikeTexas Update ENewsletter

This week, staff traveled to Abilene, Fort Worth, and Wichita Falls to conduct teacher trainings. These trainings are part of our BikeTexas Safe Routes to School Program. In three days, about 80 elementary school teachers were trained in our Texas SuperCyclist Curriculum. In 2004, TBC trained about 100 teachers; we’re well beyond that mark this year. Last week, we trained professors from UT Austin as part of our Texas SuperCollege Program. These college professors then instruct student educators, developing the next generation of bicycle safety educators. Since October 2004, 450 student teachers have learned this curriculum and will soon be implementing this instruction in their own classrooms. Bicycle safety education in Texas is attracting more attention every season.

   

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