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BRAT Purpose and Mission
The participants on the "Bike Ride Across Texas"
gain leadership, organization, and teamwork skills
through the planning, preparation, and execution of
the project. From goal setting, critical thinking,
planning, and problem solving to motivation,
conflict resolution, awareness of individual
differences, supportive communication, teamwork, and
project management, the "Bike Ride Across Texas"
gives Leadership Studies Program students
opportunities to practice and develop leadership and
organization skills in a real project.
As part of the ride, participants also use the
experience to preach the importance of life-long
fitness, healthy living, and bicycle safety to
people along the 925-mile route. Through newspaper
stories, television appearances, and publicity on
the ride through our university, we get to tell
others that obesity prevention, exercise, and
healthy living are important issues for all Texans.
Three elementary school presentations in Abilene on
our mid-point layover will put us face-to-face with
young people--who will hopefully make fitness and
exercise regular parts of their lives.
BRAT 2014 route: Brownsville, Premont, Tilden, Uvalde, Eden,
Abilene, Paducah, Wheeler, Liberal (Kansas)--925 miles.
Bike Ride Across Texas 2 Sponsors
Special thanks to a wonderfully
generous supporter from HSU as well as parents,
grandparents, family members, and friends of
our BRAT2 riders at completion of 60-mile
Colorado River Bikefest ride in Ballinger on April 26, 2014.
our eight BRAT2 riders at completion of 32-mile
Steam-N-Wheels ride in Abilene on March 22, 2014.
BRAT2 is proud to be an advocate for the
physical fitness, exercise, and healthy
living to Texans of all ages. Find
an active hobby and make exercise a
regular part of your life.
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