Fun Bike Safety Event for Children Set for Sept 12

Remember the feeling of first learning to ride a bicycle on your own—without training wheels and without a parent’s balancing hand? Remember that sudden rush of freedom? Bicycling is not only fun and freeing, but it’s also an excellent way to get healthy exercise.

There will be a fun bicycle safety event for elementary school age children on Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich.

The event is designed to teach young bicyclists the basic skills they need. By learning bike handling and traffic skills, students can enjoy bicycling more and reduce their chance of injury.

This event is made up of a series of stations, each dealing with an important aspect of safe cycling. Participants will have their bicycles inspected, learn how to ride, learn the rules of the road, and practice bicycle-handling skills. The activities are designed to be fun and educational.

There will be a police car demo and free helmets will be provided.

The event is open to elementary school students and pre registration is required. The event is free and includes free bike rental.

Parent supervision is required.

Through pre-registration groups will be limited to 5 bicyclists. Social
distancing and masks are required. Each participant and their parent will use hands sanitizer before entering the area.

Sponsored by PTAC, Pedal Greenwich, the Conservation Commission, Greenwich Police Dept and Parks & Rec.

Click here to register for the event.

Also, Pedal Greenwich is asking residents to donate a bike for kids. Staying home and social distancing can feel isolating and sad. Biking gives the freedom and allow kids to explore and helps to keep our children
outdoors and reduce screen time. Let’s make sure each of
the cyclists will have a bike to ride on Sept 12.

Bikes will be accepted on September 12 at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
at the parking lot across the building from 11 am to noon.
Please make sure your bike is ready to use and appropriate for the targeted age. Your generosity will be appreciated by all the participants and organizers of the bike safety training.

Questions? Contact Aleksandra Moch at [email protected]