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Education Program Update
Texas Bicycle Coalition is moving full steam ahead with its mission of training all Texas elementary physical education teachers in the SuperCyclist bicycle safety curriculum. On September 30, Texas Bicycle Coalition will host its first re-training of field instructors in three years. BikeTexas Field Instructors, who are also League Certified Instructors and BikeTexas members, facilitate […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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; […]