We love getting involved with high schools and universities in the Bay Area.Working directly with kids is such an awesome way to make an impact on our future.
Here are some examples of ways we can make an impact in a school:
- Bringing a Pedal Power demonstration to a school, such as a bike blender, the ice cream bike, or pedal powered spin art. This can happen on its own or in conjunction with a schoolwide event such as Earth Day.
– Pedal powering a school assembly on Pedal Power Science.
– Pedal Powering a school dance, or hosting a performance of Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper.
Above: Students K-12 attend a Pedal Power Assembly with Rock the Bike and Shake Your Peace!
When we get to a school, we try to connect with students as soon as we roll up (often on our cargo bikes.) Our funky bikes and impressive load-hauling skills are a great way to break the ice with students. We try to get kids involved, even if it’s just holding a door open. As we move our bikes through the hallways to the auditorium or classroom where we’re working, we answer questions about bikes and play a couple good songs (at moderate levels). This is our chance to get out of our workshop and meet some young people in the community, so we enjoy the challenge of breaking through to individual students, even those we pass in the hallway.
A Rock The Bike Pedal Powered assembly or workshop can include a science lesson on the fundamentals of Pedal Power:
Here are some of the schools we’ve worked with.
Above: Students from The Urban School at a winter dance pedal powered by Rock The Bike.
Mission High School student pedal powering their Green Prom.
Students take turns Pedal Powering an assembly at Head-Royce School.
Two high school students power loudspeakers and a subwoofer.