Bike to School with Bike Baton Rouge!
Bike Baton Rouge wants to help your school and its pupils get a leg up to a healthier and more enjoyable way to get to school (or just around your neighbourhood). We'll help your junior bicyclists get started biking by helping you host a bike safety day at your school and in getting you bike lights to keep safe on the roads!
start a bike club!
- Gives students and their families the opportunity to learn safe urban cycling skills
- Develops independent thinking skills
- Encourages an active lifestyle at an early age
- Promotes active learning about the community, environment and road rules
- Studies show a direct correlation between activity and test scores
Bike Baton Rouge will help :
- Co-ordinate between you and your school to get the Bike Club started
- Organize and lead your first Bike Safety Day
- Provide bike lights to participants to keep them safe and visible
BIKE CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS :
- Have a place to park bikes
- Have a public contact person for the club (email or phone) that we can publish
- Hold a Bike Safety Day (Bike Baton Rouge volunteers will lead this event)
Already have a bike club or bike program? That's great! Shoot us an email and we'll help your program succeed by providing FREE bike lights for your pupils!
HOW TO START A BIKE CLUB AT YOUR SCHOOL
- Recruit one bike club leader amongst the school's parents and one amongst the leaders (you might be one of these!)
- Talk to students and adults at the school to gauge interest in a bike club - involve as many as possible in organizing a kick-off event that will appeal to them - with a ride to a nearby park or other destination
Organize a Bike Safety Day event
- The best place to hold the Bike Safety Day is at your school. Be sure to talk to your principal to get permission and to help with advertisement.
- Contact Bike Baton Rouge to lead the event, which will include the ABCs of biking, a bike obstacle course, and a 'crash course' on traffic rules.
- To get participation, create a handout, send out an email, include in your school newsletter and create an event on Facebook. Ask your school to help get the word out.
- Reach out to local media to cover the event.