BikeWise Interactive brings bike safety skills to the school or community by teaching students how to negotiate different types of road safety situations in a simulated environment, free from traffic.
Students ride through a series of stations, each designed around specific skills necessary for safe cycling – be it road hazard identification and avoidance or maneuverability training. A helmet and bike safety check is always first, giving students the skills to check their own bike.
BikeWise Interactive is…
- The perfect follow-up to CycleSmarts presentations
- A 90-minute riding skills session held on school grounds
- Can be adjusted for all age groups & riding abilities, but perfectly suited for Grade 4 & 5
- For 1 to 2 classes per session (max. 60 students) with 2 or 3 sessions held during the day, depending on the number of classes participating
- Ideally set up on flat pavement or gravel with no obstacles at the school or community event area – LIFECycle will do a site assessment to determine the best space to use
Volunteer support is needed (8 persons) to assist with the stations – no cycling experience is necessary and bikes are not required. A fun and positive attitude helps. Volunteers can be: Grade 7 students, parents, teachers or High School students.
It is prefered that students bring in their own bike & helmet to the training, however, LIFECycle also provide an additional 18 bikes and over 30 helmets for student use. Some sharing may be necessary.
BikeWise Plus is…
- Available for Grade 6 and up, and includes more station options, including advice around bike security and mechanical training
- A short, supervised road ride in the neighbourhood will often be included
- Additional volunteer support is needed (2 persons with bikes) to assist with the road ride with cycling experience being necessary