Parent/Child Bike Safety Class Offered Saturday

WHAT: “Confident Cycling for Families” Bike Safety Class
WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Roosevelt Middle School, 680 E. 24th Ave.
COST: FREE! (but must register in advance)

Spring is here, and the bikes are hitting the road! Bicycling is a great way to get to school and around town, but it’s important for kids and families to be well-versed in basic bike safety and traffic skills before putting wheels to pavement.

Eugene Safe Routes To School is holding a free class on Saturday to teach kids ages 5–13 (and their parents) about how to travel safely on Eugene’s streets. The class is free, but registration is required.

Class attendees will learn not only about basic traffic skills, but also about bike equipment safety: how to perform a bicycle safety check, how to properly fit a helmet, how to size a bicycle for a child, and how to properly carry things on a bicycle. Information also will be provided about gear and clothing, proper lighting, use of lights, and locking a bike.

Half of the course will be conducted indoors, but the half will be held outside, with drills in the parking lot and a final ride on neighborhood streets to practice newly learned skills.

There’s still time to register and spaces available in Saturday’s class.

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