Monday, May 6, 2013

Join Us for Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 17

May is National Bike Month
Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17

Join WalkBikeBerks for our 5th anniversary celebrating Bike To Work Day!

When? Friday, May 17. Meet at 7:00 am for a 7:15 ride.

Where? Brentwood Trailhead of the Thun Trail, just off of Rte 10 near Millmont (see map right)

What? Ride with the pack from the Brentwood Trailhead to the Bike to Work Day ceremony at the Berks County Services Building (ceremony begins at 7:45am). This invigorating, yet easy ride of approximately 2 miles will be escorted by police and promises to be a fun, visible way to promote bicycling in Greater Reading.

If you're riding from another location, join us for the ceremony at the Berks County Services Building, 633 Court St.

Refreshments will be served and riders have the chance to win a variety of prizes.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

A one-day professional development experience for K-8 Educators


“In our continuing quest to enhance the educational atmosphere in the city of Reading, 
the Reading Education Association strongly supports the Berks 
Safe Routes to School Program.  We are happy to do anything we can to focus 
on keeping our students in Reading safe.” 
~Bryan Sanguinito, President, 
Reading Education Association

Safe Routes Berks is a program that introduces walking and cycling as fun, healthy, and environmentally friendly activities for school children ages 5-13.

This professional development training is comprised of a 6 hour tutorial on pedestrian skills and safety lessons – including getting on and off of a school bus safely. Participants will begin the day at the BCIU and then be transported to a local elementary school for the outdoor walking training.

Berks County teachers, public or private, who complete the training receive full access to the online resources and print materials, including teacher’s guide, activity books for students, and educational videos. Teachers will be given creative lessons and activities to fill existing curriculum -- as everything provided is aligned to state standards. 
In addition to walking for health skills and safety lessons, teachers will be provided materials for their students to learn to view their feet as good means of recreation, exercise and transportation.
Where and when:
Wednesday, April 10
8 AM 3:00 PM
BCIU Main Office
1111 Commons Blvd.
Reading, PA 19605
Obtain 6 Act 48 hours
Receive new PDE lessons for life-long fitness
Augment your school’s wellness plan
Substitute teacher costs reimbursed to your district
No cost to participate
Don’t forget:
*A school issued laptop
*Walking shoes
*Dress for the weather
This is an outdoor workshop!

Instructions for Registering on MyLearningPlan:

   Go to
   Click on Quick Links drop down box at top of main page.
   Choose MyLearningPlan from the list.
•   Select Step 1: “Click here to view course catalog.
   Events are in order by dates. Scroll down to “date of event” or enter the title in the “Search Term box. Then click “View Now.
   Choose “title of event” session by clicking on the course title for course description and enrollment information.
•   Select “Click to Enroll and then choose the link that applies to youExample, “Im a new user”.  Enter your information as instructed.

The Safe Routes Berks educational program is funded in part through a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Federal Highway Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and 
the Reading Area Transportation Study.