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Biking Across America

Investigation Organizer
This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their work on the Chapter Investigation.

Internet Links

Following are links to Internet resources for students to use while working on the Chapter Investigation.

Ultra Cycling
This site will tell you all about the Race Across America (RAAM), a long-distance bicycle race. Can you believe a person rode a bicycle all the way across America in about eight days?

How Far Is It?
This service, provided by Bali Online, uses the University of Michigan Geographic Name Server to find the latitude and longitude of two locations, and then calculates the straight-line distance between them and their geographic coordinates. A map showing both locations, using the Xerox PARC Map Server, is also provided. For locations within the United States, elevations are also included. If you don't have road maps handy, you can use this site to calculate the distance between two cities to help you plan your bicycle trip. But remember, this is the straight-line distance which will be shorter than over roads.

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute Homepage
Anyone who rides a bike will benefit from reading this information. Take a look at the Consumer Pamphlet, which tells you how to choose a helmet that fits you and that will protect you effectively.

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