Bicycle Safety

Parents and Students,
Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and a great way to be independent. We encourage Reed families to ride their bikes to school. But it is important to remember that a bicycle is not a toy; it’s a vehicle! You know your child and the best route to school. Generally, young children are not prepared to ride on the street alone. Most elementary school children ride with their parents, or another adult. Reed students can be cool, but always follow some basic safety tips, and make sure to inspect your bicycle so it is ready when you ride. Always wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet!

Get your Safe Riding Tips at the following links:

Kids and Bike Safety-NHTSA(PDF)

Safekids.org Bike Safety Tips

Bicycle Safety Activity Kit Link

Each May Reed celebrates Bike to School Month, a nationwide event designed to encourage bicycle commuting, mentor new riders, and foster a love of bicycling. When you bike to school with your child you:

• help your child become a safe, knowledgeable and independent cyclist.
• create daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy.
• reduce car traffic and air pollution.

We annually celebrate Bike-to-School Month as a school-wide event, one that may also introduce parents to riding with their kids! We encourage our community to ride to school with us and join our ‘bike train.’ Each year we select a day in May to meet at Paul Moore Park (corner of Cherry and Myrtle) at exactly 8:00am. Our bike train trail heads south on Cherry to Bryan and all the way to Reed. Watch for up to date Bike Month information in the April/May Bobcat Newsletters.