Bike Skills for Kids

So your child knows to how to bike but needs some extra safety skills? As part of Plainsboro?s Founders Day celebration, the township?s recreation department is sponsoring a free ?bicycling skills 123? class on Sunday, May 6 for kids up to age 10. Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists will teach them about cycling safety and responsible riding.

Participants will learn about and practice stopping, proper signaling, and other aspects of basic traffic safety. They will also ride in a “chaos box” to demonstrate the importance of following the rules of the road.

Come with a bike and helmet to the municipal grounds between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The WWBPA is delighted to support the event.

Can’t make it? BikeFest will include a “bike rodeo” where kids can practice their skills.

Adults can take a more intensive traffic skills class through the West Windsor Recreation Department.

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One Response to “Bike Skills for Kids”

  1. las artes says:

    Many schools allow students to ride bikes to school alone when they reach third grade. Students in kindergarten to second grade learn to be safe pedestrians. Third-graders move on to a more complex set of skills and rules, including personal responsibility for safety. Bicycle safety classes cover traffic safety, traffic laws, helmet safety and equipment safety. Pedestrian safety education is reinforced for third-graders, including traffic signals and signs, crossing streets, using sidewalks and awareness of surroundings and traffic.

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