1 Structure of the Classroom / Ride
During the rides the teachers and the students will listen to the same audio book. When the student has a question or comment about a certain section of the audio book, they pause it so the student and teacher can have a discussion about it. The books are chosen in terms of how relevant they are to what is being studied at the time, how closely they match in length to the ride and how closely they match in relation to the ride in terms of the geographical similarities. For example, if you want to go on a ride that climbs a mountain 60 miles away, then it would be interesting to listen to a book that discussed a battle 60 miles from Rome where they were relaying messages back and forth to Rome on horseback, so you can relate to the messangers. Another example is listening to a book that has a city state as it's subject that is the same size as a town that you are riding your bike through. The best case scenario of an audio book that matches a ride would be to ride to a hill top town that is both the same size and distance away from your home as a town in a book you are listening to that is the same distance from Rome as the town is from your home as well as the same size, and is also a hill top town.
2 Teacher Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Teachers are to motivate their Students to go on rides with them and learn from the list of audio book son this website. The teacher's schedule will be Monday to Friday all day with weekends off unless they want bonuses. The best rides happen in the summer so instead of having summer vacation, the students of Bike-Versity stop spending time with their Bike-Versity teachers and join their regular classmates at school between December and March 1st.
The Physical Requirements of the teacher needs to be in the same riding range as the student, so the teacher needs to be within three mph faster or slower than the student. It is prefferable for the teacher to be stronger than the student, but it is sufficient for the teacher to be within three miles per hour slower than the student. The teacher must ride at least 30,000 miles per year and 20 rides of at least 8 hours per month with at leat one student.
The Academic Requirements of the teacher must be available to answer any questions the student will ask and comment on any comment the student will have, as well as be available by phone whenever the student calls with a question or comment. To be on salary each teacher must have at least 12 official students with at least eleven successfully accomplishing the Physical and Academic requirements.
3 Student Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the student are to go on the rides with the teachers and learn from the audio books that they listen to. The student should ask the teacher questions when they have them as well as give the teacher their input as soon as they have anything to share. When the student goes home they must review the Complete History Timeline and practice the Timeline Test, make YouTube videos talking about what they learned, and work on their personal websites sharing what they know and believe with the objective to be as original as possible in a way that is purely honest. If a student doesn't feel original than they should use templates to make their websites as a tool to showcase what they have accomplished and share what their opinions are about everything.
The Physical Requirements of the Student must be to be within the riding range of the Teacher, which is three miles per hour.
The Academic Requirements of the Student must be to 1 score at the minimum or above of the required levels on the Complete History Timeline Test for their age, 2 Have the required number of YouTube videos uploaded for their age, and 3 have the required number of Political and Phylosophical Opinions on their Personal Websites for their ages. The chart for the students requirements can be seen in the side columns.
There are two grading criteria in Bike-Versity, 1 Cycling Ability and 2 Historical Knowledge. Both of these grading criteria follow the do it yourself model.
The Cycling Ability is measured according to a person's Strava abilities according to four criteria: 1 Mountains, 2 Tours, 3 the eight distances, and 4 Race results.
The Historical Knowledge is measured by three criteria: 1 The Complete History Timeline Test (CHTT), 2 Voted quality and extensiveness of YouTube videos and 3 Voted quality of originality of the Personal Website.