Coach Julie and Coach Lisa would like to share some important information to get you biking safely in this nice weather!
Ensure your helmet fits properly!
- Driveway Games: Challenge your child to steer around small rocks or to stop before hitting a chalk line. Once they are able ride a short obstacle course in the driveway, have them practice their hand signals as they are riding.
- Cone Cornering: Tight cornering requires that you lean the bike over a bit. To help your child practice, have her weave through a line of four or five safety cones or similar objects, each spaced about 8 feet apart. As her skill improves, encourage her to go faster, or move the cones out of a straight line so that they are staggered, and she has to turn more to get around each cone.
- Padded Downhill: Find a grassy slope in a park to practice going faster and braking without skidding. Of course, a few skids can add to the fun–and improve kids’ bike-handling skills.