Monday, March 9, 2009
Volunteers Needed for Glennwood Bike Safety Classes
As part of the Decatur Safe Routes to School Program, a Bicycle Safety Training Class will be held for the Glennwood Academy 4th grade class. We need parent volunteers to help Coach Hennessy with the sessions!
The dates are March 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 and April 1. (Wed. - Wed.). There are 3 two hour sessions a day, and we need 3 volunteers per two hour session. The sessions are 8-10 am, 10 am-12 pm, and 12-2 pm.
Through the efforts of the Decatur Police Department, Decatur Active Living, and others, a fleet of bicycles has been created. Bicycle South has reconditioned them and is providing 35 helmets for class use. In addition, we have created a training guide suitable for this age group courtesy of the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign and League of American Bicyclists, and recently held a "Train the Trainers" class also.
Because of this, the Decatur SRTS program now has a bike fleet, a training guide and a core group of folks to help conduct these classes - not only at Glennwood once a year but at other locations and times throughout the City of Decatur. But we need your help this March! Please consider volunteering for a day, a half day, a session (or the whole week!) and help make this Bicycle Safety Training Class a success. The students enjoy it, they learn how to handle themselves on a bike, and the class teaches important safety skills. Plus, it's easy and fun to do.
Please contact Greg White, Asst. Director, Decatur Active Living, 678-553-6543, or Fred Boykin, 404-636-4444, for more information.