Family Bicycling Programs
Why are Family Bicycling Programs Important?
Parents usually determine their children's transportation behaviors. Family bicycling programs bring parents and their children together to learn appropriate bicycling behaviors and practice bicycling techniques with fun events.
A parent orientation such as a Back-to-School Blitz or an after-school presentation may provide insight into the differences between the bicycling habits of parents and children. Other events can educate parents to become more comfortable on their bicycles or refresh their bicycling skills before they go out with their children.
Parents can be involved in skills training courses such as bike rodeos and family fun rides. Even fun rides can include a brief training in advance of the ride, to reinforce how to appropriately bicycle in traffic.
Organizations throughout the Bay Area that offer Family Rides and Trainings: