Frank Neal (pictured) has biked across the country, pedaled into the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame, and finished the Paris-Brest-Paris. But, despite his many accomplishments as a bicyclist, Frank says he is most proud when giving back to the sport he loves.
A League Cycling Instructor, Frank has presented bicycling safety at bike expos across the country — 12 in this year alone.
While sharing his knowledge with children and adults alike, Frank was approached by an elementary teacher who asked him to talk to the students at her school. This request led Frank to reach out to the League for advice. And we thought other League members might have some insight.
“I am one to get on the floor, sit Indian fashion, and ask the students to gather around,” Frank says. “Does the League have anything that invites the elementary audience to participate? It can be a short rhyme, a five-line song, or anything like this that will be fun, keep them involved, and be a take-away they will remember?”
Like many, the facts that have stuck with me through life were either part of a song or poem – what a great idea for bicycle safety! What ideas or tricks do YOU have for sharing you love of cycling with children? Share in the comments!
League Director of Education
Simcox joined the League in July 2011. For the 5 years prior, she worked with the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and the National Association of Home Builders. She holds a BA in Education and Recreation and Leisure Administration from Florida State University.