So last week you all got pretty wet. One of our bike bus parents has made some suggestions for the kids to make sure they are not sitting in cold/wet clothes during the school day. I’ve posted his comments on the routemap comments. Please respond there with thoughts to improve the wet weather ride.
While you haven’t seen me out there these past couple of weeks, I have been working on the REI project. The meeting went well and I expect an outline of events from them in the next couple of weeks beginning in January. Here are the things we agreed on:
- Fridays after school, once a month. ( I lobbied for a bike maintenance afternoon first)
- Rock climbing
- ?? (Other ideas)
Also, a punch card idea which would allow the kids to get a “free” something after so many rides to and from school. I suggested fenders, lights, bells…
And, the jackets! This is an involved process that requires me to work with a non-profit. REI can’t donate to individuals. So, of course, I’m targeting the BTA to house the donations and distribute jackets. The most likely timeline for this is, unfortunately fall of 2009.
We also talked about getting more of the neighborhood schools involved, ie Emerson, Chapman, others(?), establishing the safest routes to/fro. I’m looking for a contact for Chapman. I’m also looking for a parent, teacher, school official for MLC to be the SE coordinator. If you have any ideas please, please pass them on!!
This week’s lead schedule as follows (Gentlemen, please remember your legs are longer and steeds swifter than the kids’!):
- Mon- A.M. Lisa, P.M. Lisa
- Tues – A.M. Scott, P.M. Tracy (3:15), P.M. Angela (4:15)
- Wed – A.M. Angela, P.M. Tracy
- Thurs – A.M.Scott, P.M. Dallas
- Fri – A.M. John, P.M. John
See you on the bus