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Bike-MINDED Safety Program!

"Great!"   "Very well done!!"   "Well presented and delivered"   "Passionate about topic..."  "Friendly and Engaging!"
 -- From community leaders, students, and teachers

Congrats to our Bike MINDED Satefy Program Coordinators, who have become

Certified "League of American Bicyclist" Instructors! 

  

L-R Top: Kathy Rosen, Chris Merriam, Maria De Rijk, Katie Gore, Chris Tsien, Hamzat Sani,

L-R Bottom: Joe Piette, Marla Streb, Carl Peterson

Bike Maryland Symposium 2012 - Katie Gore and Marla Streb from Carol Silldorff on Vimeo.

Bike Maryland hosts free kid's bike safety rodeos and free adult commuter safety workshops!

Youth Bike Safety "Rodeos"    Adult Commuter Workshops

The goal of the Bike-MINDED Safety Program is to provide youth safety awareness workshops and adult commuter workshops to increase safety in Maryland. See a informative powerpoint presentation on the program, here!

Host a Rodeo or Workshop!  Contact Katie GoreMarla Streb, or Carl Peterson, the Bike-MINDED Saftey Program Coordinators, to start scheduling. All you need to do is provide at least 15 participants and a location and we do the rest!

The following is our calendar of Bike-MINDED Safety events. Ambassadors, these are volunteer opportunities where you can help! Please contact Katie, Carl or Marla if you are able to volunteer at an upcoming event. We need you!

 

We thank these Program Partners* for working with us to promote bicycle safety

*partners with repeat events are shown in BOLD

Baltimore City 

Baltimore County

     •   4-H Youth Development Program

      •  Euler Helmes Wellness Fair

      •  Baltimore County Schools for Health, Phys-Ed, and Dance

      •  Loyola Blakefield

      •  Towson University

      •  Wal Mart (Northeast Maryland)

Howard County

       •  Applied Physic Laboratory (APL)- Johns Hopkins University in Laurel

      •   Bicycling Advocates of Howard County

      •   Cradlerock PTA

       •  Rails to Trails

       •  Explore Columbia- Family Bike Club

       •  Westchester Elementary school

Anne Arundel County

      • Severna Park Middle School 

Cecil County

      •  Town of Charlestown, MD

Montgomery County

       • City of Rockville, MD

      •  Lifestyles Center Program

      •  Lockheed Martin

       • Alliance for Biking and Walking

       • Tree House Child Assessment Center

Other Partners

      • Lazer Helmets

Or Become a Bike-MINDED Program Ambassador - it's a fun, social and important position!

We are now recruiting and training volunteers to become Bike-MINDED Program Ambassadors to assist with the kids and adult commuter workshops. Bike Ambassadors are educators and enthusiasts who are working to bring better and safer bicycling to Baltimore City and the surrounding Counties. Carefully selected for an interest in bicycling, an enthusiastic personality, and effective communication skills, bicycle ambassadors reach out to a diversity of people to increase the number of bicyclists, discuss bicycle commuting and maintenance, and to increase bicycle safety. 

The Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Program is collaboration between the Maryland State Highway Administration and Bike Maryland. This partnership is designed to promote SAFE cycling for fun, fitness and transportation!  

Welcome 2013 Ambassadors!

What does a Bike Ambassador do?

Ambassadors sometimes attend community events to pass out important information, conduct bike commuting classes, promote basic maintenance classes (you will not teach maintenance unless you want to do so), engage people on the topic of bikes and sometimes take a ride where there are bicyclists out and about. Most importantly ambassadors work to improve bike safety in areas that are a high risk for crashes and fatalities.

Bike Maryland strives to make bicycling an integral part of the transportation system and Bike Ambassadors are a key component in bringing the benefits of bicycling—reducing congestion, improving personal and environmental health, saving money, making streets safer—to a broader audience.

To learn more about becoming an ambassador, contact Katie GoreMarla Streb, or Carl Peterson

AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH:  Henry Greyner

Here is Henry from the Cross Country Elementary School youth safety workshops

Congratulations Henry!  

Past Highlighted Ambassadors:

Ryan Gardner

Maria De Rijk

Jodi Dubyoski

Lee Goode

Carl Peterson

Shane Whittington