Well it's good to hear that your club is up and running. Of course when you are promoting bicycles, and your classmates are just in love with their cars; you will be in for a long uphill pull. I think if you stay enthusiastic, and focus on making cycling fun you will experience some success. Just telling everyone that “cycling is the right thing to do” may not be enough. The issues I focus on when encouraging people to ride rather than drive are:
How it can benefit them, and the community:
- Bike-to-Work Week is May 16 - 20, 2005 and Bike-to-Work Day is Friday, May 20, 2005.
- organize a bike ride or event that benefits a group or charity sick or homeless kids, cancer research, support for some worldwide issue that is near and dear to the hearts of your peers
That it's an easy way to get your workout done:
- will the PE department recognize cycling as part of the class requirements
- work to organize a health and fitness fair
Cycling can be fun as a competitive sport:
Check with your local LAW club
Make sure the school and local newspapers know what your club is up to. You don't want your hard work to go unnoticed!
To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.