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during their recesses. Through these efforts we have collected 15 loaner bikes
that are used on Posse rides or during
PE. By being aware of cycling opportunities, Oceano has been able to promote
bicycling as a fun and safe activity.
Having a bike culture means that we
easily bring cycling into the curriculum.
Wheels on a bike have a radius and diameter which is part of the math curriculum. One of our favorite articles is from
Bicycling magazine called: How Cycling
Makes You Smarter and Happier. Readings like this are part of the science curriculum. When students calculate the
monetary difference between riding a
bike and driving a car, that involves adding and multiplying decimals, another
math concept. Our partnership with
SRAM and World Bicycle Relief helps
students understand geography through
studying about the countries where their
fundraising efforts will go. Our field trip
to the SRAM Research and Development facility shows students how math
and science are applied in the workplace.
When students write to local city council members advocating for better bike

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infrastructure (protected bike lanes and
intersections), that becomes part of the
Language Arts curriculum with a lesson in American Civics. These are just
a few of the academic applications that
are brought into the classroom through
bicycling.
Oceano would love to say we have
turned our streets into Copenhagen, but

change comes slow. On any given day,
we have 30 to 40 students ride to school
(50% of the students are walkers), but
the introduction of cycling to Oceano
has made the perception of our school
and community better in the eyes of
our neighbors. When citizens of nearby
towns see a dedicated staff member such
as the amazing Ann Dreizler riding in

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http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/your-brain-bicycling http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/your-brain-bicycling https://www.sram.com/ http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/en/

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