After weeks of planning, researching, and scheduling, we finally had our first opportunity to take our youth bike education to the streets! We went to Scott Lane and Montague on Monday, and Sutter, Haman, Bowers, and Briarwood on Tuesday, bringing our games and videos along with us. The fourth-grade students we met were all fun and funny kids – very enthusiastic about everything we did, and they can’t wait for us to come back so they can show us their bikes and their riding skills. It was great to see all of our hard work in practice, and it gave us lots of feedback for how we can continue to fine-tune our curriculum and make it the best it can be.
Our next step, in two weeks, is to go back to these same schools and hold bike rodeos so that students have a chance to practice applying all the skills they learned this week. The bike rodeos are a great chance for students to become stronger and safer cyclists, and we need help to make them a success! If you are interested in volunteering with one of our bike rodeos in Santa Clara, please e-mail me at Anna@bikesiliconvalley.org and I can fill you in on the different opportunities we have coming up!