Traffic Skills 101 in Parkersburg's High Schools
Local physical education teachers spent today taking the League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 training. Thank you every one of you! Many thanks to John Warnick for his travels from Wheeling to help us deliver this training!
Thanks to a grant from Change the Future WV, two high schools in Wood County are receiving 26 mountain bikes each. As part of physical education in these schools, students will be learning Traffic Skills 101, which will teach them how to safely use their bikes as transportation. In order to teach this class, physical education instructors took the training themselves from League of American Bicyclists instructor, John Warnick who came from Wheeling to deliver the training. West Virginia only has a hand full of League instructors and today's class was the first step towards getting certified instructors in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Representatives from the Parkersburg Police's Bicycle Task Force attended the training and offered their support. Members of the Blennerhassett Bicycle Club were also on hand to attend the training and offer their support to the teachers. I personally offered to help teach classes and ride with them as needed. They could use more of our help if you have some time during the school day to take a ride. If you do, drop me a note at email@example.com and let me know. I would love to hear from you.