Ocean Beach Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Once a year Ocean Beach Elementary School hosts an after school Bicycle Rodeo for the students. For a second year Nicole Burgess received help from fellow BikeSD.org members Kate and Taylor of Hub+Spoke CycleWorks. Together with assistance from parents and other BikeSD.org members, the young bicyclist were taught bike riding skills, bicycle safety and bike maintenance skills.
The young students had a good time learning important life skills outside the classroom. Lot’s of physical activity coupled with mindful learning of safety and bike maintenance made for a great educational experience.
A Bicycle Rodeo is a bicycle skills event, taught on a school playground or parking lot, which provides an opportunity for kids and teens to practice and develop skills that will help them become better bicyclist and avoid typical problems. Its objective is to teach children and teens the importance of seeing, being seen and remaining in control at all times while riding a bicycle. This is achieved through a series of bicycle handling drills and simulation of traffic situations. Bicycle skills stations give students the opportunity to practice a variety of specific bike handling skills and procedures for operating a bike legally and safely on the street.
If you would like to schedule a Bike Rodeo for your school, scout group, community group or other, contact LCI Instructor Nicole Burgess.
Nicole Burgess ~ League Cycling Instructor
League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally. LCIs are members of the League and have completed an intense 3-day seminar training. Our certified instructors are active within the bicycling community and are covered by the League’s liability insurance.