Bike Walk Connecticut’s ‘Teach the Physical Education Teachers’ workshop held on Saturday, April 7, 2019 in Glastonbury provided educators with resources, tools and skills needed to implement and teach bicycle education to elementary school students. Many thanks to Ginny Hole and Ken Sek from South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways for partnering with Bike Walk Connecticut to help teach this workshop. Thanks also to Glastonbury Parks & Recreation and the Glastonbury Public Schools for providing us a facility to conduct this event.
The workshop consisted of presentations, hands-on, in-class demonstrations, on-bike parking lot drills, and a group ride; in addition to simulations of instruction methods appropriate for elementary school students.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this workshop a success!
Executive Director News
Bike Walk CT is pleased to announce that Susan Smith was recently selected as our new Executive Director and will be transitioning with current Executive Director Adina Giannelli over the coming month. Sue will begin her new role on Monday April 30, 2018. As Executive Director, Sue will be responsible for leading Bike Walk CT's operational activities, with emphasis on applying her skill sets to implement strategies and programs which support the organization's mission to make Connecticut safer and more appealing for cyclists and pedestrians.
Sue has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, in addition to two Master's degrees. Her career has included experience in engineering, budget management, program management, event planning, business efficiency, and communications. She is a League Cycling Instructor (LCI). She has served on the Bike Walk CT board of directors and led the Discover CT cycling events in 2016. In addition, she has unbound enthusiasm for encouraging and enabling the public-at-large to become involved in both cycling and walking.
Please join us in wishing Sue success as she moves into this new role.
We Have a New Home!
We are pleased to announce that as of May 1 Bike Walk CT will have an office at 190 Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford. This will enhance our ability to support our state-wide activities and programs, while also being in close proximity to the State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, and key State agencies.
May is Bike Month
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