Up here in the Northwest cornor of Conneticut, Regional One High school known as Housitonic High School,,,,home of the Mountaineers, has added a Mountain Bike class to it's phys ed classes. This is the second year with 25 Bicycles and 3 miles of on campus trails and obstulcales. So all you kids in the surrounding area that think high school isn't exciting enough come on over and see the classes under the eyes of teahers, Mrs Colligan, Mr. Guy, and Mr. Tripp. Are you going to use kick-ball, tag, after school as a life long sport, or way to commute,,,,no,,,,,,but you will bicyling......Come on over!! Check us out!!
This sounds so fantastic. Good luck to you and to your school!
I wish we had this when I was in high school!
get involed at your school;
Bike New York runs classes to teach at high schools and get certified. One of our retirer gym teachers hit a couple of GRANTS right and they donated the money. Our state runs a purchase program that we bought helmets for $11.00 each from. We got a STELL cantianer storage locker and made supports and hooks all for around, or less than $3,000.00. If your in with a good shop maybe they could help in a nice purchase price for 25 bikes at one shot and really start a good little following from the schools as Berkshire Bike and Board did in Great Barrington, Mass. Great Comunity project, and if you have kids in school,,great way to see the school from the inside workings. Give Mrs Calligan a call at the school,,,I'm sure she'd love to promote this. We had, a Coack Kate stop in at the school she rode from California back to her hometown in eastern , Mass. to promote heathly living and physical excerise. We have Freshman and Seniors doing the prgram,,,,,it's GRRRREAATT!!!!! The kids,,,,,,,their excerising and don't even know it. Some of them want to stay out , even thru their lunch break..
Originally Posted by pocky