"Today that system -- now powered by an ingenious sensor technology known as the 'Freikometer' -- is going nationwide, with a sponsorship from the leading U.S. bicycle maker Trek.
Now in use at schools in three states, the Freiker system (the name is short for "frequent biker"), will have TREK SUPPORT TK. "'My kids were complaining about riding their bikes to school,' recalls Nagler, the founder and CEO of Bivio software, in Boulder. 'And we lived a whole half mile from the elementary.'" --From Centerline, a bike/pedestrian e-newsletter
It is SAD that "kids today" get rewarded for doing something so basice as taking responsibility to get themselves to school. Three cheers to their parents for eschewing driving them a half-mile in the SUV to school with their sugar- and fat-laden wake-up drinks in hand, in front of the in-vehicle screens. I hope they have a water bottle on their bikes. I'm sure they couldn't make it a half-mile without some kind of libation.
--Not your typical cycluter