Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Smart Cycling Part 1 (Classroom)
Presenters:
Erika Benti,Aaron Fodge
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
Certified instructors will lead the class through an interactive and in-depth discussion of the following principles, while applying them to CSU and the Fort Collins area: 1.The Basics: Choosing a bike, maintenance, clothing/equipment, helmet, bike handling, shifting gears 2. Principles of Bicycling: Riding in a group, sharing paths/trails, inclement weather, night riding, long distances 3. Principles of Traffic Law: where to ride on the road, navigating intersections, rural roads 4. Bike Infrastructure 5. Hazards: Crashes and how to avoid them, five layers of safety.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will help build an understanding of traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists, and provide strategies to increase safety and confidence while riding on campus and throughout the community. The target audience ranges from current bicycle commuters to people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation. Smart Cycling Part 1 is a prerequisite to Smart Cycling Part 2 (On-Bike).

Tuesday, January 15th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – From Basic Maintenance to Safe Cycling on Campus
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Aaron Buckley,Joy Childress
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
Want to learn to maintain your own bicycle? Curious about what is legal or not in terms of biking? Not sure the best route to get to CSU on your bike? Join The Spoke, CSU Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services to learn about this and more. This introductory class will cover basic bicycle maintenance including bike anatomy, lubing your chain, changing a flat, and the elements of an ABC Quick Check. Joy Childress, Traffic and Bicycle Education & Enforcement Program Coordinator from CSU PD will discuss bicycle safety, laws & common crashes. Aaron Buckley, Employee Focused Active Transportation Professional from Parking and Transportation Services will introduce how Parking & Transportation Services can help you plan your commute, reduce your transportation costs, design your route to campus, and learn about additional educational opportunities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly lube their chain, while also learning how to safely navigate the CSU campus by bike. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride. Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding. We are actively seeking out Faculty and Staff who commute by bike to campus or have interest in exploring this transportation model.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel,Allie Berger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
Are you having trouble finding a healthy life balance and feel stress? Recent clinical research on mindfulness practices has shown benefits that may offer an increased ability to transform stress, improve mental clarity, and help with concentration. This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive yoga breath for your daily life. Over the last 20 years, numerous studies have shown these practices to have multiple physical and mental health benefits, which contribute to an overall increase in well-being. The session will begin with an overview of these benefits, offer background on mindfulness and yoga breath practice, and engage participants in "hands-on" practice of these techniques. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other. For those interested in continuing a daily mindfulness practice, we’ll offer tools to take with you. We look forward to sharing this workshop with you.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to reconnect with your inner balance and how to recall it in everyday life. Everyone is welcome.