Get In Gear Offers Free Bike Safety to Schools

Bike Safety Training at Glennwood In September

This Wednesday, Oakhurst Elementary 2nd and 3rd graders will enjoy an exciting bicycle safety program called Get in Gear, sponsored by United Healthcare and coordinated by Decatur’s Safe Routes to School Program.   On Friday, students at Clairemont Elementary will participate at their school as well.

 The Get in Gear program will take place during PE classes.  Professional cyclists will teach safety tips, proper helmet fitting, turn signals and more.  They’ll even bring a truck full of bikes for the kids to ride through an outdoor obstacle course to practice the skills. The kids will love it and will learn how to stay safe on their bikes.

Decatur Active Living continues to work with the schools on the Safe Routes to School Program. Children are encouraged to walk or roll to school so they not only receive exercise but help to cut down the congestion around our schools.

Be Active Decatur!

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