Community Bike Skills Kit

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to promote bike safety in your community? Look no further than Ride Together Pierce's bike skills kit! With all the materials and information, you need to host your own bike skills event, this kit is perfect for your organization. From obstacle courses to marketing and outreach guide, the Ride Together Pierce bike skills kit has everything you need to create a safe and enjoyable biking experience for all ages. Don't wait any longer to promote bike safety in your community, check out a Ride Together Pierce bike skills kit today for free!


Organizing a Bike Skills Course

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What is a Bike Skills Course?

Bicycle skills courses, also known as bike rodeos, are a fun way to introduce and educate children and adults to bicycle safety skills. Bike skills courses are organized events that teach bicyclists the importance of seeing, being seen, and remaining in control of the bike at all times. Participants can practice riding skills through pre-ride bike check tutorials, a miniature riding course, and more!

We understand that hosting a bike skills practice course can be a large task, which is why we have designed our bike skills kit to make the process as seamless as possible. Our bike skills kit is a great solution for anyone looking to host a successful bike skills course without needing to source materials and marketing items. Reserve your bike skills kit today and get ready to host an unforgettable event!

Our Course Guide provides a detailed timetable with action items that cover the skills course stations, layout instructions, helmet fitting instructions, how to check the safety of a bike, a sample poster and more. 

Our Skills Kit includes materials such as small traffic cones, half-cut tennis balls, street signs, a limbo set, a first aid kit, and an Allen wrench set.

Be sure to download, view, and sign out Liability Form and upload it to the Request Form below. 

Bike skills kit Request form

Why Teaching Bike Safety is Important

Bicycling is a fun and rewarding activity that can benefit people of all ages. Learning bike safety, the rules of the road, and properly fitting your helmet are essential to your safety regardless of age, whether riding on a trail alone, our sharing the road with car traffic.

Teaching bike safety ensures confident bike handling skills, which leads to making safe choices when riding. An effective program addresses the behaviors that most often result in crashes. By developing the correct behavior, bicyclists reduce their chance of being injured. Teaching participants the primary bicycle handling skills and traffic concepts will help them to avoid the most common types of crashes.

To become a confident and safe bicyclist, it is especially important for riders to understand and become comfortable with:

  • The rules of the road such as scanning for other road users, using hand signals and understanding traffic signs, 
  • Practicing safe, controlled stops and starts on a bicycle, 
  • Practicing keeping a bicycle straight while scanning or looking back,
  • How to properly fit a helmet and using proper lighting on your bicycle.

By learning how to ride safely and responsibly, you can gain a sense of independence and freedom to explore your surroundings and travel without relying on a car or public transportation.