Hello again folks, it is your friendly BikeMN MNGreenCorps member, Tim, back with another report. Many of you provided excellent feedback to my previous blog post about applying a ride template to Minneapolis College’s campus, so I have returned to update you on my work with the BikeMN Higher Education Network.
As some of you may already know, another component of the work plan designed for my 11-month term of service with the MN GreenCorps is to design asynchronous content for the BikeMN Higher Education Network. These classes are to be designed with the network’s target audience in mind–staff, students, and faculty. I am writing this blog post to report on my work developing online learning content for the network.
Last week we released Bike Basics for Higher Education in the Bike MN Higher Education Learning Center. This class can be compared to an introductory course for bicycling, with additional content covering challenges unique to bicycling on and around higher education campuses. Folks are already signing up for this class, and you should too.
We are excited to announce we will release the next class–Riding in Challenging Conditions–in mid-March. Riding in Challenging Conditions covers riding in the winter, riding in the rain, and riding at night. If the past week has been any indication, releasing the Riding in Challenging Conditions class in March is going to be timely. Look for this class to be released next week.
In conjunction with the release of Riding in Challenging Conditions, BikeMN is excited to announce a BikeMN Higher Education Network webpage will be going live on Monday, March 14th. This webpage will be a one-stop-shop for all higher education bicycling content. You will be able to enroll in the online classes, sign up for the listserv, and gain access to the member-exclusive shared resources folder many in our network are using to make their campuses more bike-friendly.
It’s been a long winter, but spring is coming and I am excited to show the network what I have been working on all winter. Look for the webpage launch and more classes coming soon to the BikeMN Higher Education Learning Center.
Have fun riding bikes this spring,
MN GreenCorps member at BikeMN