Friday, July 31, 2009

“High School Graduates to Take Biking Tips to College”

For most college freshman, the idea of living on campus without a car seems impossible. Through the Upward Bound Program, several college-bound students learned about a new form of transportation on campus: a bicycle.

Activate Martinsville-Henry County instructed the group of students on bicycle and road safety as well as the health benefits that result from bicycling on a regular basis. Stressed to be particularly important for college life were issues such as staying safe while riding in the dark, sharing the road with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, and the rules of the road, including the proper hand signals bicyclists must use.

Activate’s mission of promoting active living through increased biking and walking is now reaching another sector of the community’s youth as college students take their newly learned bicycle tips to school.

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