Wisconsin Bike Fed
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Teaching Safe Bicycling Couse

The day-long classes will guide future trainers how to understand a child’s approach to cycling, to identify and avoid crash hazards and to use the safest routes possible

By - Mar 3rd, 2016 03:51 pm
A Bike Fed Ambassador leading a group of children biking to school. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Bike Fed.

A Bike Fed Ambassador leading a group of children biking to school. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Bike Fed.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will offer five training classes around the state this spring to teach adults the basics of providing safe bicycling instruction to children.

The day-long classes (from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will guide future trainers how to understand a child’s approach to cycling, to identify and avoid crash hazards and to use the safest routes possible. A hands-on demonstration will require participants to bring a bicycle, helmet and comfortable riding clothes.

Participants also will learn the best practices for developing bicycle safety training programs in their communities.

Through the Bureau of Transportation Safety, WisDOT has worked to reduce the number of crashes that harm people on bicycles each year. Learning to teach children proper rules of the road and safety practices has been a key part of that effort for a quarter-century.

Registration is free and required. Opportunities to join the “teach the teacher” classes extend from April through May. For further information and registration forms, contact Larry Corsi, 608-709-0081 or larry.corsi@dot.wi.gov.

Dates and locations:

Monday, April 4 – Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee.

Saturday, April 23 – La Crosse County Building, 400 4th St. North, La Crosse.

Saturday, April 30 – Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave S, Ashland.

Saturday, May 7 – Stoner Prairie Elementary School, 5830 Devoro Rd, Fitchburg.

Saturday, May 14 – Pioneer School, 1360 Ponderosa Ave, Green Bay.

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