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    Default Giving a BTWD Presentation - Info/Resources?

    My office's "Green Committee" has asked me to give a presentation on BTWD. I'll of course go over the basics (registration, pit stops, caravans and popular routes) as well as offer tips on bike commuting in general (helmets, appropriate clothing, etiquette, shower/change options). Anything else I should touch on?

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    What are your office bike parking facilities? Locks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    What are your office bike parking facilities? Locks?
    Thanks - good stuff to point out.

    I'll also talk up CaBi.
    Last edited by Drewdane; 04-04-2014 at 01:59 PM.

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    You could always enlist the services of professionals to do it. WABA does that soft of thing every week.

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    I would recommend having an Advocate from WABA or LAB come into your office. There's no need to re-create the wheel and you should be wary of giving out bad information when it comes to safety, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFX_Hinterlands View Post
    I would recommend having an Advocate from WABA or LAB come into your office. There's no need to re-create the wheel and you should be wary of giving out bad information when it comes to safety, etc.
    Who's the right contact over there for this? We're making a push for BTWD at the office and were planning on having an informal Q&A hosted by the regular cyclists in early May-ish.

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    You could try Nelle or Megan. Pete (aka Dirt) should know as well since he's an Ambassador.

    http://www.waba.org/about/staff.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethpo View Post
    Who's the right contact over there for this? We're making a push for BTWD at the office and were planning on having an informal Q&A hosted by the regular cyclists in early May-ish.
    Call WABA and ask for Daniel Hoagland. He is the Education Director. Either he can do it or assign someone else from staff. Thanks.

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    Nelle and Megan are the ones that usually handle them. Dan does them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt View Post
    You could always enlist the services of professionals to do it. WABA does that soft of thing every week.
    Thanks, but this is a pretty casual thing - I don't mind taking one for the team.
    Quote Originally Posted by FFX_Hinterlands View Post
    I would recommend having an Advocate from WABA or LAB come into your office. There's no need to re-create the wheel and you should be wary of giving out bad information when it comes to safety, etc.
    I think I've got it covered, thanks. I'll start by explaining that helmets are for dweebs, then move on to the fine art of body-checking during your pass, then explain that traffic rules are for "other people", and cap it off with an explanation of the hazards blinky lights and reflective clothes pose to local air traffic.

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