Sign up for Teaching Safe Bicycling Classes

Teaching Safe Bicycling is a FREE class for adults who want to teach children bike safety put on by the Bureau of Transportation Safety, Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Topics:

Understanding the Child Bicyclist
How Bicycle Crashes Happen
Participation in Bicycle Skills Safety Course: Learn to Teach Bike Safety Skills to Children
Bicycle Ride: Community’s Accommodations And Hazard Identification
Working Together Locally For Successful Bike Safety Programs

What you will learn:

• Learn to develop and organize a successful child bicycle training event in your community
• Find out how children differ from adults as bicycle riders and how their crashes are different
• Understand state-of-the-art skills related to safe bicycle riding and tips on how to teach hazard avoidance to children
• Experience hands-on hazard identification in bicycle riding areas and know how to work to eliminate or correct these hazards
• Learn how to work with service organizations, schools, community leaders, media and law enforcement to assure safe riding in the community
• Opportunity to share successful ways that you have used working with children and learn from others
• Get useful bike safety materials to take back home

Preparation for Teaching Safe Bicycling:

BRING A BICYCLE and a correctly fitted helmet. These are necessary for the P.M. bicycle ride, a required learning activity. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, including coole

r or wet weather gear. The training begins at 8 A.M. sharp with get acquainted introductions and a pre-test period. Lunch is on your own. Training is scheduled to end at 4:00 P.M. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE, but preregistration is required and limited to 30 people per site. No on-site registration or walk-ins will be accepted. Please call to see if space is available. A Confirmation letter including directions will be mailed to you 2 weeks prior to the course.

Milwaukee
Monday April 4, 2016
9-4
La Crosse
Saturday April 23rd, 2016
9-4
Ashland
Saturday April 30th
 9-4
Fitchburg
Saturday May 7th, 2016
8-4
Green Bay
Saturday May 14th, 2016
8-4
 Register here.
Questions?  Call  Larry Corsi with WisDOT 608-709-0081

About Jessica Wineberg, Program Director

The second staff member hired for the Milwaukee office 10 years ago, Jessica created and runs Bike Fed’s statewide Safe Routes to School Programs, Bike Camps, and adult bicyclist and motorist education programs. Jessica lives in the Riverwest neighborhood with her husband Christian and son Everett.

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