Clubs Develop Obstacle Course to Teach Bike Safety to Kids

South county bicycle clubs develop obstacle course to teach bike safety to kids. The Weekly Herald – March 7, 2011

They use hand signals. Scan over their shoulders. And dodge imaginary potholes and foam rocks.

Elementary school students in south Snohomish County are testing out a new bicycle education program aimed at instilling good safety habits early.

The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group, the Cascade Bicycle Club and the Edmonds School District introduced the program to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale elementary schools and Maplewood Parent Cooperative last fall.

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