As I'm sure most of the folks here are aware, the number of kids riding bikes to school and riding in general is dropping. That's why I'm considering trying to start a bike club for recreation, advocacy, fitness, community service, etc at my high school. I teach at a ninth grade only campus about 200 yards from the main campus in an urban school district in SW Houston. I really want to foocus on community awareness of cyclists, riding safely, etc, with community service work (because that's what the public sees), and regular rides of course. I'd love to take a bunch of these kids to Houston's Alkek Velodrome, which is only about 20 minutes from our school for ataste of track riding.
What are your experiences or thoughts on the subject. Thanks.