FREE Teaching Safe Bicycling Course Offered

This spring the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation will once again be offering FREE Teaching Safe Bicycling courses scheduled in 5 different communities around Wisconsin.  These are train the trainer style courses. Those who complete the class will be able to more effectively teach bicycle safety to adults and children at bike rodeos, schools, after school programs, YMCA’s, workplaces, etc.

In the class you will:

  • Find out how children differ from adults as bicycle riders and how the crashes they get into are different
  • Learn to develop and organize a successful child rider training event in your community
  • Learn how to work with service organizations, schools, community leaders, media and law enforcement to assure safe riding in the community
  • Understand state-of-the-art skills related to safe bicycle riding and tips on how to teach hazard avoidance to children
  • Experience hands-on hazard identification in bicycle riding areas and know who to work with to eliminate or correct these hazards
  • Opportunity to share successful ways that you have used working with children
  • Get useful bike safety materials to use back home

Train the Trainer Workshop dates and locations:

  • Milwaukee on Saturday, April 21, 2012
  • La Crosse on Saturday, May 5th, 2012
  • Appleton on Saturday May 12th, 2012
  • Fitchburg on Saturday May 12th, 2012
  • St. Point on Saturday May 19th, 2012

 

For more information, download this brochure or visit the Wisconsin DOT website here. 

Funding provided by Wisconsin Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

About Kevin Hardman, Former Executive Director

Kevin is the former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife and three daughters. Kevin is happiest on a bike, any type of bike!

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