Biking Fun With Children

It is essential that your children are familiar with safety rules before riding their bikes. Let them practice in the garden or porch before cycling with them in public areas such as the park or cycling paths.

Here are some important safety tips to observe while biking with your children.

  • Always get your children to wear helmet to protect their head. You will be setting them a good example as well. Get a pair of elbow and knee pads for your children who are not very experienced riders.
  • Check to make sure that your child isn’t wearing any clothing or sporting objects that could pose a risk, like backpack with a loose strap, an untied shoelace, etc. that could get caught in the bicycle chain.
  • Sneakers are the best biking footwear because they can grip the pedals. Bright colours are also good since they can be easily seen by passing traffic.
  • Be selective where your children are riding; watch out for obstacles or things ahead like wet leaves, puddles, gravel, curbs, and changes in the road surface that can cause crashes if they aren’t prepare to avoid them.
  • Slow down at all corners. Tell them if they don’t take time to slow down, they might miss seeing a car. If the intersection is busy, stop and walk their bike across the street.
  • Keep both hands on your handlebars, unless they are doing a turn signal. This way they will always have control of their bike.
  • Ride on the left-hand side of the street, travelling in the same direction as the cars.

Biking is a fun and inexpensive way to spend time together as a family. So get your bicycles ready for some happy rides.


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