I couldn't let the Tour de France pass by without at least a mention of Biko Gecko. He was a character we created at UDOT to promote bicycle safety. My then boss, Kim Morris, was an avid cyclist (or, as some would say, nut job) and there was a real need to promote bicycle safety. We created a coloring book aimed at the elementary school crowd that would teach kids the basics of being safe on a bike. Biko was a good example; he was contrasted with his nemesis, Bonko, who did everything wrong and always wound up getting hurt.
We completed a draft of the coloring book, but there were issues that came up and the project was shelved. I still use it to teach my Cub Scouts. Who knows? We may see more of Biko and Bonko in the future.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tour de what?
Posted by Kevin Beckstrom at 4:11 PM
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