It’s time for middle and high schoolers to register for the Bike to School Challenge!
If you are a high schooler, middle schooler or teacher and want to get your school more involved in Bike Month, contact me! I can help you plan events, provide you with materials, and get you more excited than you already are. That’s me (sans ‘stache) in the photo below.
At the end of May, we’ll have a drawing for prizes, like a messenger bag and gift cards to your favorite places. Each student will be entered as many times as they ride during the month of May.
Last week, we went to the Vera Project to help teens sign up for Bike to School. While our experience at the Vera Project was awesome, but we didn’t run into many (or any) high schoolers. The venue seemed to attract a crowd a few years older. We did speak to about 15 avid cyclists who are excited to organize Group Health Commute Challenge teams, which you can create here.
That being said, we’re still looking for high school and middle school hubs so we can recruit more participants than ever! Here’s what Amy Lazerte, one of our fantastic new ambassadors, has to say:
“Where do High School students hang out these days? I thought the Vera Project would be the perfect venue to tell them young’uns about all the cool stuff you can win during Bike to School/Work month, but when I went on Friday, May 21, it was mostly college folk. It was certainly fun hanging out with the Vera’s audience (say “Free Stuff” to a starving college student and you have their attention instantly), but we really want to get a younger demographic involved in Bike to School Month.
So I put it to you, blogosphere: Where do the cool kids hang out?”