SBBIKE & COAST/SR2S are providing support and guidance to P.E teachers to offer a 4 week bicycle education unit to all 2nd, 4th and 6th graders in 7 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 the streets.
Partners in Bike Education for Riding Safely