Date added: 04/27/2015 Safe Kids, Safe Riders
Michael from Glide Bikes chairs the education committee for Cape Fear Cyclists and he worked with Safe Kids Cape Fear on Saturday to put on a bike rodeo at the 2015 Healthy Kids Day in Wilmington, NC. Kids were outfitted with a properly sized helmet, an important element in bike safety, and once they were set up with all the right gear, they could head out onto the safety course. Kids were instructed how to ride safely by obeying traffic signs and using hand and arm signals. The course also helped children practice negotiating turns and what to do when crossing railroad tracks.
Children who have not ridden a two wheeled bicycle before had the opportunity to experiment with a Glide Bike where they could practice starting, stopping and perfecting balance. If kids ever felt uncomfortable, quickly placing one or both feet on the ground was enough to avoid a spill. Balance bikes are arguably the best way to learn how to ride a bike. A balance bike is a great tool to encourage kids to participate in safe bike practices while they’re learning to ride, and these lessons will carry on once they are pedaling off into the sunset.