We want our kids to be as safe as possible while on their bikes. This is a combination of teaching them the skills they need to make that happen, and ensuring that they’ve got the confidence to make the right choices. City of Edmonton is offering a basic bike safety session for children in Edmonton through the month of May and June at various locations around the city.
Enjoy the cycling season with basic safety skills for participants on 2 or 4 wheels. Come join us at one of our beautiful recreation facilities to learn about the parts of your bike, road and trail rules, cycling etiquette, and to participate in some riding drills. This program is targeted for children aged 6-12 years, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Families are encouraged to interact and participate together!
Saturday May 4th, 2019
Location: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
Saturday May 11th, 2019
Location: The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
Outdoor Skating Loop (Near South Entrance)
Saturday May 25th, 2019
Location: St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre
South Parking Lot (Near the Tennis Courts)
Saturday June 1st, 2019
Location: Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
Parking Lot D
Saturday June 8th, 2019
Location: Kinsmen Sports Centre
Parking Lot (Near the Queen Elizabeth Pool)
Saturday June 15th, 2019
Location: Clareview Community Recreation Centre
Parking Lot B (Near the Skateboard Park)
We’ve taken part in one of these sessions in the past with our six and nine year old and they left the session more confident, and aware of many situations they are going to face while riding their bikes. As we usually ride on trails, the sesions were a great way to ensure that they are making good decisions when they’re riding the bike to the playground, or to the houses of their friends, when they’re on their own.
Have you attended any of the drop-in bike safety sessions? What did you think of the program?