Active Trans and Greenline Wheels just wrapped up a new two-week on-bike education program for students at Oak Park/River Forest High School.
The program was partly the result of input from concerned residents and teachers in the OPRF community.
The program’s goals are to:
Teach kids about bike safety.
Ensure that they know about biking traffic laws and adhere to them.
Encourage biking as a means of regular transportation.
We began the program by introducing students to basic topics like helmet use, bike maintenance checks, lane positioning and signaling in traffic.
Next we moved the classes outdoors to a limited-access road where the students practiced bike handling in a controlled environment where we could simulate common real world obstacles.