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World Bicycle Day - West Milford
In 2018, the United Nations declared June 3rd as World Bicycle Day. Passaic County is partnering with TransOptions to celebrate World Bicycle Day on Saturday, June 11th at Camp Hope!
World Bicycle Day is a chance for people around the globe to pay tribute to the bicycle and the many benefits it brings to society. Riding a bike can be a profession, a form of entertainment, a tool to freedom, an outlet of expression or quite simply the best way of getting from A to B.
Bikes are free to ride, brilliant for your physical and mental health, good for the environment and the economy, and are a stress-free way to get where you’re going.
Whether you’re a pro cyclist, a regular rider to work, school or the shops, or just enjoy a social pedal on the weekend, we can all agree that the bike should be celebrated!
Bike Rodeo and Smart Cycling Skills Class
Participants – cap at 20
10am - 11:30am
Class Description: Let’s celebrate bike riding and round up some fun! Join Bike Right® instructors to build skills and confidence behind the handlebars. Participants will learn basic bike safety skills in our fun outdoor skills course. We will review helmet fit, seat adjustment, maintenance checks and more. Games, music and sidewalk chalk collide to create a fun and festive learning environment! The event will culminate with a short group ride around a park like setting. Participants must bring their own bike in good working order. A helmet will be provided if needed.
Kids Learn to Ride
Participants – cap at 15
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Class Description: Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage that provides a sense of accomplishment in learning a new, profound skill! This 2 hour outdoor class teaches the safe and effective “balance first” method. Certified Bike Right® instructors will remove the bike’s pedals and teach balance and control above all else. Your child will learn the basics of starting, stopping, steering, proper bike/helmet fit and adjustment. Our instructors provide upbeat music and positive reinforcement to keep the class motivated. We support various learning styles and will give your child the tools they need to build confidence on two wheels! Participants must bring their own properly fitting bike in good working order. A helmet will be provided if needed.
Additional COVID-19 Policy and Safety Protocol:
Your child's safety is our top priority. The following will be implemented to ensure everyone stays safe while continuing to have an enjoyable learning experience.
- Class size is limited. Please provide one adult chaperone per participant only.
- Children and adults are encouraged to wear masks and use hand sanitizer. Extra supplies and gloves will be available.
- Social distance practices must be adhered to at all times, especially during check-in while waiting for a coach or volunteer to process each bike.
- Hands off instruction will be given from at least 6 feet away.
- Parent/guardian will be asked to give the ‘first push’ (as seen in this short video: https://youtu.be/6OE1IjI2eQI) as we will not be interacting that closely.
If you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please stay home.