Bike Safety Education Series: Lesson 10- The Community Ride!

This is the 10th and final lesson in a series of Safe Routes for Kids Curriculum blog posts.

Lesson 10 – Community Ride!

Timing: 5 minutes in class, 55 minutes on bikes, community ride

Techniques: Use the team oath for outside classroom management (see Lesson 3). Introduce volunteer, explain rolling process, engage volunteers in assiting kids, watching intersections.

Before class: Scope out a route for the community ride.  Create map, include class schedule and your contact information. Give a copy to office staff.  Give BTA volunteers map and instructions.

  1. Review Team Oath (see Lesson 3).
  2. Go outside. Pass out bikes. Do Bike Safety Check and Personal Safety Check (see Lesson 3).
  3. Go for the Community Ride! Follow on street protocol*.

*On street protocol means there is an adult stationed at each intersection where the group does not have the right of way, helping students make safe choices and aren’t unnecessarily stopping traffic.

This is a brief overview of one lesson in the Safe Routes for Kids Curriculum as taught by BTA educators at schools in Portland Public, David Douglas, and Parkrose School Districts.

This curriculum is also used to teach 4th-7th graders across the state by partners in Eugene, Ashland, Albany, Corvallis, Klamath Falls and Bend!



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