How old were you, when you learned to ride a bike?
SBBIKE & COAST/SR2S are providing support and guidance to P.E. teachers to offer successful 4 weeks in-school 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade physical education bicycle riding education modules in 10 schools around Santa Barbara County.
Students learn the importance of properly fitted helmets, how to check their bikes and how to ride safely, which includes starting/stopping, using hand signals, and following the rules of the road.
Upper grades learn traffic laws and have their first "driving experience" with a bicycle. They practice how to be visible, predictable and how to ride in traffic. The bike program for 6th graders culminates with a field trip on city streets.
Do you remember the first time you rode a bike? Almost everybody does... Today, many students don't know the joy of bicycling :( but after a program of 4 weeks, all of them will ride with a big smile on their face :)
If you like to work with children and want to help the PE teachers with Bike Education in the schools, please contact SBBIKE Education Director. Teaching a child to ride a bike is a rewarding experience and as a volunteer, you will love it!