TCBC Bike U Program on the Minneapolis Public Schools Bike Education Program - Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 07:00 pm!
TCBC Bike University Program: Minneapolis Public Schools Bike Education Program – Tommy Guddal, MN GreenCorps Service Manager & Martha Grimes, Bicycling Instructor, and Physical Education Teacher at the Lyndale Community School – Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 07:00 pm
Tommy Guddal serves as the MN GreenCorps Service Member with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) for the 2022 – 2023 school year. His main role involves supporting Safe Routes to School programs within MPS, including twenty-five elementary schools where fourth and fifth graders experience on-bike, on-trail, and on-street bike safety education during physical education class. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2022 with a degree in Geographic Information Systems. Within his role at MPS, he is passionate about supporting meaningful opportunities for students to learn to ride and foster the next generation of bicyclists in Minneapolis.
Martha Grimes has been in the Minneapolis Public School district for over 20 years. Since 2015, she has taught physical education at Lyndale Community School in south Minneapolis. A League Cycling Instructor, Ms. Grimes has implemented bike education with her Lyndale students and served on the advisory committee for the statewide safety curriculum, Walk! Bike! Fun! She earned a B.S. in physical education from Bowling Green State University, a master’s in developmental adapted physical education (DAPE) from the University of Minnesota, and a health license from Bethel University. She also has a total of 23 years of service between the Army Reserves in Ohio and the Air Force Reserves in Minnesota. Furthermore, she has a strong passion for physical education and emphasizes fitness, physical and social development, and fun in her teaching.
Come to this session of TCBC Bike U to hear an overview of bicycle education in the Minneapolis Public Schools, where there is a goal of bike education for every fourth and fifth-grade student during the school day. Find out how well they are doing on that goal.
There will also be a discussion of volunteer opportunities within the Bike Education Program. MPS teachers lead the students in bike education, but they need support. Hear firsthand why bike education matters and how TCBC volunteers can help.
Registration: Pre-Registration is required https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldu6uqj8jE9cwSFkG1eK8Khw0apJUjEQJ
Reminder: The TCBC Bike U program on the Minneapolis Public School Bike Education Program is this Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 07:00pm. Remember that you must register in advance.
There had to be a change in speakers as Tommy Guddal had something come up, and he could not make it. Jenny Bordon, the Active Living Coordinator in Minneapolis Public Schools, will be taking his place. For more information about Jenny and to register for the program, go to the Bike U webpage for the program at this link: https://biketcbc.org/tcbc-bike-u-minneapolis-public-schools-bike-education-program/
The summary of the program and the YouTube Video is up on the TCBC YouTube Channel! Thanks to Bike U Council of Regents, John Benda and Dan Miller for arranging for the program! Go to the TCBC Bike U page at this link for all the information and the link to the YouTube Video. https://biketcbc.org/tcbc-bike-u-minneapolis-public-schools-bike-education-program/