Bike to School with a School Bike Club!

The School Bike Club program is designed to help you, your school, and your children get a leg up to a healthier and more enjoyable way to get to school (or just around your neighbourhood). Our experienced bike instructors and volunteers will help your bike club get off the ground - including helping you host a bike safety day at your school, and in getting you bike lights to keep safe on the roads!


Why start a bike club?

  • It 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
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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

requirements to start a bike club :

  • Your school must have a place to park bikes
  • Your Bike Club must have a public contact person for the club (email or phone) that we can publish
  • Your Bike Club must hold a Bike Safety Day (Bike Baton Rouge volunteers will lead this event)
  • Hold one major bike ride / bike event annually (or more often!)

 

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HOW TO START A BIKE CLUB AT YOUR SCHOOL

Identify Interest

  • 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.

Advertise!

  • 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.
     

Email us at bikebatonrouge@gmail.com for more information or to get started with a Bike Club at your school!

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