1) Staff Report: Updates - (Christine)
a. SBHS : Facualty liaison has been identified. A lot was learned from the Don’s Net Cafe Earn A Cruiser series: an 8 hour minimum of instruction needs to be enforced; the instructors did not think that the students were ready for the road ride. Thanks to Wheel Fun Rentals for donation of the cruisers.
b. Pedal Power Programs: SBJHS series is completed. Thanks go out to York for recruiting and teaching. The program is now on break for the summer. Four south coast campuses will be offered the program in the Fall.
c. LCI training seminar: Tentatively scheduled for November 11-13 with Chris Quint as lead trainer. Location to be determined: Karl has offered to host it. Six potential registrants from SB County have been identified. Christine will work with the League to see if she can pre register local candidates before it goes on the LAB website for open registration. An early (internal) registration deadline with payment and a deadline for taking the Street Skills series (offered in June & Sept)will be established and advertised locally.
d. Summer Cycling series for Youth:SB Parks & Rec camps are scheduled for June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 . They are open for registration. LCIs are needed: Mike has offered to teach.
A similar camp has been proposed for Goleta, at Mountain View or Foothill School. Greg Janee has put together a proposal. Marketing for and recruitment of youth (10 yrs old and up) is needed. There is no Parks & Rec program in Goleta and the school district has denied a request to send home a program flyer with students secondary to there being a fee to attend. If the minimum number of students can be recruited by our June meeting, the camp can be run in August. Kim will help contact families who have been active in SR2S. Otherwise, this series may need to be rescheduled for Summer 2012.
2. COAST SR2S update (Kim)
a. Bike To School Day 5/17: Was a success! Numbers at the participating schools were up from last year despite the rain. Bike trains were run at four (4) elementary schools; hopefully a weekly bike train will continue at each site. Unfortunately, the bike train at SB Jr High was not as successful with only 2 students despite the support of Wheelhouse.
3) Discussion Items ( full committee )
a. Public Outreach ideas: The discussion time was used to explore ideas for alternative ways to bring education to the public (both cyclists and motorists). These ideas included:
.targeted marketing; women rides; group rides through SB Bike; offerings for group riding for roadies (LAB has a curriculum); collaboration with REI; cyclee rides that include stops for instruction; media messages.
b. Biking in Jr High PE: The YMCA in San Francisco has been providing Bicycling and Bicycle Safety programs in PE classes of at least 3 Junior High schools since 2009. Information on their program is available at www. ymcasf.org/presidio/who_we_are/news_and_press/132
The curriculum that they use is very similar to Pedal Power but does not include an Earn A Bike component. Loaner bikes , helmets , LCIs and materials are provided by the Y. The schools provide storage, instructional facilities, and a PE teacher who is willing to assist and learn the curriculum.