Last week, Joel and Sarah from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance came to teach us how to safely ride our bikes on the streets of Portland. We learned invaluable information about important things such as signaling, right of way, proper helmet fitting, and bike safety checks. For one week, we learned and practiced for two hours a day, culminating in a ride through the community on a beautiful, sunny Friday. It was a wonderful experience that the kids thoroughly enjoyed.
The Bicycle Safety Education Program is part of Portland’s Safe Routes to Schools Program and is offered by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation in partnership with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. If you would like to support this very worthwhile program so more kids around Portland can learn the skills that will keep them safe on the road, please visit their website at www.btaoregon.org
Please take a moment to watch the video below which highlights our experience over the course of our week in the Bicycle Education Program.