Now that your bike rider has gained the Bike Skills necessary to control their bikes with safety and ease they can graduate to learning to ride on the road with traffic in Street Skills camp. We take kids out in small groups for coaching at their level. Our graduates proudly explain how they know how to bike to school on their own and have tremendous confidence in themselves and their place on the road.
Parents/Guardians of kids participating in Street Skills Camp are required to:
Bike Check -Have your child's bike and helmet inspected for safety and fit and signed off by a mechanic from a local shop no earlier than 6 weeks and no later than two weeks before camp begins.
Attend a free Bike East Bay Urban Cycling indoor class with your child. There are several scheduled on weekends, register for one to learn laws, crash avoidance and more so your rider knows what to do and why when we start.
Equipment - Complete the online equipment checklist. Dig out the locks, spare tube, etc. so we know your child is coming to camp prepared. If you need to purchase any items, you can buy from us and we deliver on the first day.
Participation Contract -Review and discuss the rules and expectations in camp, both parent and child sign.
SKILLS TAUGHT AND PRACTICED :
Practicing riding from your child's home to their school
Hands on practice securely locking bikes at school and around town
Identifying hazards & avoiding crashes
Where & how to legally ride
Using hand signals to communicate with traffic
Intersection right of way at 4-way stops and signals
Becoming confident & respected road users
Riding the bus, using the bike rack on the front of the bus
What health and legal steps to take if they fall or crash
Emergency stopping and quick turning
STREET SKILLS SCHEDULE AND COST
November 9-11, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Veterans Day)
A bike vest and snacks are included.