Thursday, October 20, 2005

High School starts cycling club


With obesity on the rise and many teens opting to veg-out on the couch and play militarized video games, one high school is encouraging fitness through bike riding. LaGuardia High School is forming a cycling club. Liam P. Quigley contacted me to let everyone know about their website Lagca.com

He writes: “Hi. I currently attend Laguardia High School for music and arts in Manhattan. Just recently we got a cycling association started. We are planning to do rides, not only fun rides, but competition riding soon enough (A High School Cycling Team).

As far as I know we are the first official High School Cycling Association in the city, and it would be great if you could put a link to our website on your website.

The Website is http://lagca.com - Might serve is an inspiration for other schools to get Bike clubs started, considering the puny number of students who bike to school nowadays.

Thanks, - Liam P. Quigley”

16 Comments:

Anonymous aron said...

Damn, they get Colnago frames! ;)

1:34 PM  
Anonymous lpq said...

we wish...

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just checked out the website for this group and woah- i am so so impressed! i wonder if this is the first of its kind in the country? regardless- big pat on the back, i'm so into it! -jamie

9:39 PM  
Anonymous lpq said...

thanks, i appreciate it. i really do hope this inspires some other cycling clubs in other schools - thats a big goal for us

3:15 PM  
Blogger jim nachlin said...

There was a cycling club at Humanities in '89. Also at the same time there was the Cyclopaths (or something) at Stuy. Interestingly, at that time there was also a bike messenger and track bike craze.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous AJ said...

hello there,

im starting a cycling club at my high school in orange county, california, and i was wondering how you got around the legal liability issues. i need help!!!
i have an email address you can contact me at: shimanokid97@aim.com


Any help is greatly appreciated!!


thanks,

AJ

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Craig said...

My son is trying to start a cycling club at hi sHigh School in Santa Clarita. I'd appreciate as much info as you can provide on how you went about this, especially the insurance and liability issues.
Thanks,
Craig

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Sorry -- forgot my e-mail address

craholtz@ca.rr.com

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Marina said...

Hey!
I am trying to start a cycling club at my high school, but was recently denied by the principal because of liability issues. Has anyone else come across this issue and if so do you have any suggestions on how I should proceed?
Thanks!
If anyone wants to contact me my e-mail is sunflower2543@comcast.net
-Marina

6:57 PM  
Anonymous tiffany@ohio said...

Hi, i want to start a cycling club at my school but i need help contact me at: tiff1-24@hotmail.com

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Charlie said...

Thats great you got a cycling club going at your school. I'm trying to get one going at my school and any tips would be great. Especially on the liability and insurance issues. I would think that would be a problem. My email is hartmanuct@yahoo.com
Thanks!

-Charlie

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Ashly said...

Hi, I also am starting a cycling club at my school in Michigan, and would like help with the liablility and insurance issues involved.
My e-mail is a.choin@yahoo.com for anyone who wants to contact me.

Thanks!

~Ashly

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Alexandra said...

Hi, me and my friend want to start a cycling club at my school in Ohio, but I need help please. My email is pyrogirl976@yahoo.com.
Thanks,
Alexandra

3:39 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Hey very cool site. I'm a first year teacher in California-North, and am thinking about starting a bicycling club at my High School. Again with the liability issues, as well as donation ideas, do you have any ideas/tips/other sites you could point me toward? Thanks so much.

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, this is a really cool site. My AI in JROTC went personally to the Tour de France race multipul times. I really want to start a team here mainly for it being a Varsity Sport (something that everyone needs to try). I would like some help making one if you can. My E-mail is joseph.h.potter@gmail.com
I would really like some help.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Fahad Akhtar said...

hey i also started a biking club in weymouth massachusetts. we have a lot of people that are joining here. i think thers twenty group members. GO BIKING!

2:56 PM  

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