Congrats to our Bike MINDED Satefy Program Coordinators, who have become
Certified "League of American Bicyclist" Instructors!
L-R Top: Kathy Rosen, Chris Merriam, Maria De Rijk, Katie Gore, Chris Tsien, Hamzat Sani,
L-R Bottom: Joe Piette, Marla Streb, Carl Peterson
The goal of the Bike-MINDED Safety Program is to provide youth safety awareness workshops and adult commuter workshops to increase safety in Maryland. See a informative powerpoint presentation on the program, here!
Host a Rodeo or Workshop! Contact Katie Gore, Marla Streb, or Carl Peterson, the Bike-MINDED Saftey Program Coordinators, to start scheduling. All you need to do is provide at least 15 participants and a location and we do the rest!
The following is our calendar of Bike-MINDED Safety events. Ambassadors, these are volunteer opportunities where you can help! Please contact Katie, Carl or Marla if you are able to volunteer at an upcoming event. We need you!
We thank these Program Partners* for working with us to promote bicycle safety
*partners with repeat events are shown in BOLD
Anne Arundel County
We are now recruiting and training volunteers to become Bike-MINDED Program Ambassadors to assist with the kids and adult commuter workshops. Bike Ambassadors are educators and enthusiasts who are working to bring better and safer bicycling to Baltimore City and the surrounding Counties. Carefully selected for an interest in bicycling, an enthusiastic personality, and effective communication skills, bicycle ambassadors reach out to a diversity of people to increase the number of bicyclists, discuss bicycle commuting and maintenance, and to increase bicycle safety.
The Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Program is collaboration between the Maryland State Highway Administration and Bike Maryland. This partnership is designed to promote SAFE cycling for fun, fitness and transportation!
Welcome 2013 Ambassadors!
Ambassadors sometimes attend community events to pass out important information, conduct bike commuting classes, promote basic maintenance classes (you will not teach maintenance unless you want to do so), engage people on the topic of bikes and sometimes take a ride where there are bicyclists out and about. Most importantly ambassadors work to improve bike safety in areas that are a high risk for crashes and fatalities.
Bike Maryland strives to make bicycling an integral part of the transportation system and Bike Ambassadors are a key component in bringing the benefits of bicycling—reducing congestion, improving personal and environmental health, saving money, making streets safer—to a broader audience.
Past Highlighted Ambassadors:
Maria De Rijk