In 2016, there were 18,477 bike related injuries in the US, according to ROSPA. Educating children on cycling and traffic safety is important and will make for a safer, more enjoyable event. Bike rodeos are the perfect opportunity for children in the community to learn how to stay safe. We do our part to keep children safe by providing durable, high-quality helmets. Below our top Cycling Safety Tips to remember when facilitating a bike rodeo.
The following tips are useful and important to consider when encouraging and supervising children riding bikes:
- Always be sure to check your brakes, tire pressure, and chain before you start riding
- Make sure helmet is secured properly – never ride without one!
- Stay visible. Wear bright clothes during the day and reflectors or lights at night
- Obey traffic laws when riding in the street- know who has the right of way for every situation
- Do not weave in and out of parked cars
- Always use hand signals
- Ride on the right side of the street
- Always stop and check traffic before riding into the street
- Always be alert and pay attention while riding