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The goal of the Drive your Bike program is to train elementary through high school students in bike safety and how to exercise sound decision making in traffic. We simultaneously train students, school staff, and parent volunteers in our 5 hour hands on bike safety curriculum. This program is designed to fit efficiently and flexibly into elementary schools, middle school, and high school class structures. Most commonly, we offer this program through PE classes. Our hope is that this program will encourage the use of bikes as a means of sustainable, affordable transportation, a way for young people to discover a sense of independence, as well as help students develop healthy lifestyles from a young age. We also provide Bike Safety Rodeos to after schools programs, community events, and elementary schools. Our Bike Safety Rodeos are meant to provide lessons in bike skills, rules of the road, and group riding. We do this by setting up small “mock cities” for students to ride in and practice their skills alongside other students.
Description of Service
“Drive Your Bike” Safety Training
The Bicycle Safety Certification Program is a 1 hour in-class and a 4 hour on-the-bike training. Students learn how to perform a bike safety check, adjust helmets, communicate with traffic, abide by the rules of the road, communicate at intersections, and safely navigate their school’s neighborhood by bike. Through the program, we provide participants with bikes and helmets.
Bike Safety Rodeos are 3-4 hour events for students from grades K-6, typically at an after school program or a community event. This is a fun, engaging way to teach students advanced riding skills, such as shoulder checks, signaling and communication, and obstacle avoidance. To inquire about bike rodeos please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where We Are
We currently provide in depth bike safety and encouragement activities for the Alameda County Safe Routes To Schools Partnership, the City of Albany Safe Routes To Schools Partnership, and the West Contra Costa Safe Routes to Schools Partnership. Please visit http://transformca.org/sr2s to find out more about the Alameda Safe Routes Partnership activities.