For the first time ever, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance will offer their award-winning bike safety curriculum outside of a public school room.
The BTA and the City of Portland Office of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program have teamed up to offer a Summer Bicycle Safety Series for children between the ages of 9 and 13. Two sessions a day will be offered from August 18-22nd at Liberty Hall in North Portland (311 N. Ivy St).
BTA Bike Safety Ambassadors will teach children a 10-hour curriculum (the same that has been taught to over 45,000 kids across Oregon) that will be a combination of instruction and riding in two-hour classes over the course of five days. A statement from the BTA says kids will “learn and practice bicycle safety techniques and how to safely and predictably ride in traffic”.
The Northeast Alberta-based Community Cycling Center also offers bike safety training for kids. In addition to bike safety, their Summer Camp programs focus on fun activities and teach kids how to fix their bikes.
Full schedule and more information at CommunityCyclingCenter.org.