SAFETY IS A PRIORITY. ALWAYS.
1. Protect Your Noggin!
Make sure your helmet fits properly (See the “Fitting a Helmet” attachment below).
2. Know the Rules of the Road
See attached “Bike Safety Basics” from GreenTown.
3. Be Visible and Predictable
Wear light colored clothing, reflective vests and/or backpack reflectors and consider a rear blinking light on the bike, helmet or both (the vests, reflectors and lights all make good WoW! prizes!). And we can’t emphasize enough the importance of riding predictably.
For those of you with kids riding to school, please ride with them a few times so you know both the route and the pitfalls of the path they’re taking and can remind them to follow the rules.
Also, encourage them to do a weekly (if not daily) ABC Quick Check. One goofy video that shows the ABC Quick Check is here. Or you can check out the League of American Bicyclists’ video here.
GreenTown Schools Initiative