Group Health Basics of Bicycling
The Group Health Basics of Bicycling is an elementary school PE curriculum for third to fifth-grade students in the Seattle, Lake Washington, Highline and Edmonds School Districts. Watch a video of the program in Edmonds, here:
The 10 - 14 age group suffers from the highest number of bicycle collisions - nearly twice that of any other age group. The goal of the programs is to help kids beat this statistic and develop skills that will continue with them into adulthood skills that are components of a healthy, active and environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
The curriculum includes two classroom and five on-bike lessons. Students learns basic traffic concepts such as stopping at stop signs and how to avoid the most common accident types such as riding out of a driveway without looking. Kids are also taught the importance of wearing a helmet.
Cascade trains PE teachers to provide the three-week program. Teachers sign up in advanced to borrow our fleets of 30 bikes, helmets, rodeo equipment, and trailer. Sponsored by Group Health. Funding also provided through sponsorship of Swedish Edmonds and grants by Hazel Miller Foundation and Verdant Health.