Everyone talks about needing to save the world, but no one knows where
to start. How about this--wouldn't the world be a better place if more
folks rode bicycles? Here's your chance to make that a reality by
helping to get some area kids excited about bicycling and educated about
the basics of safe riding.
I'm writing to see if anyone is interested and/or available to help me
with some bicycle education events coming up in September and October.
I'm coordinating a number of events for the Gray/New Gloucester Middle
School (Sept 19), the Pinelands YMCA (Sept 20--yes, yes, I know the
Bradbury 12 Racers are out), Southern Maine Agency on Aging (Oct 1,
raindate Oct 2), and the Falmouth Library (October 4).
Most of these events are bike safety fairs of some form, which include
a helmet fitting station, a bike checkup station, and a skills course.
Additional stations for Bike Safety Education are possible if anyone is
interested in getting trained and doing the presentations. I usually
have the biggest challenge finding folks who are capable of doing the
The events are fun, low stress, and generally not over 2-3 hours long,
max. I can offer you a stylish Healthy Casco Bay T-shirt AND a water
bottle if you can help out!
If you're really gung ho and have Tuesday afternoons available, you can
help me with a five week kids after school riding program, too!!
Please drop an email to this address if you are interested, want some
more info, or think you can swing some time. You can bring your own
kids, if that helps!
If you can't help out this fall, don't worry--there will be more
opportunities come spring time!
Thanks for considering my request,
James C. Tasse, Ph.D
Project Director, Healthy Casco Bay
A Healthy Maine Partnership
City of Portland, Public Health Division
134 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101