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Batavia Bicycle Commission news

Apr 27, 2017 10:33AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The Batavia Bicycle Commission has several fun activities planned for the month of May, including: 

Bike Education Week: May 1–5

The commission will visit each elementary school for one hour to teach bike safety to all third grade students. Some topics that we will cover include how to check your bicycle, rules of the road/safe bicycling, and the importance of wearing a helmet. Officer Emil Jensen will be with us.

Sixth Annual Bike Rodeo: Sat., May 6

Location: Batavia City Hall parking lot (11am–1pm). This FREE event will include bike/helmet safety inspections, practice starting and stopping, learning the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, how to negotiate an intersection, and how to avoid road hazards. We encourage all students in elementary school (and even middle school) to attend this important event. Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. Helmets are required to participate! Parents can bring their own bicycle and join in the fun. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate!

National Walk & Bike to School Day: Wed., May 10

Students (and parents) are encouraged to walk or bike to school today! Some ideas to make it fun include wearing your school colors, decorating your bike and/or keeping a log of your walking or biking activities for the month to track your activity. Each school will organize their own activities. The fire and police departments will visit schools if they are able.

Bike Safety Quiz available online:

This is an excellent tool to test your bike safety knowledge! Learn important laws and best safety strategies for sharing the road. There are quizzes for adults, children, driver-ed students and motorists. We encourage everyone to take this fun and educational quiz. This is available 24/7 all year round. The quiz was created by Ride Illinois, a nonprofit organization working statewide for better bicycling conditions and laws.