What is BikeEd Hawaii?
The Hawaii Bicycling League and the City and County of Honolulu have partnered to bring BikeEd Hawaii to fourth graders on Oahu. This comprehensive bicycle safety program teaches our keiki how to ride safely in our communities. Through the efforts of many, the BikeEd Hawaii program has provided the knowledge and basic skills to begin to navigate school neighborhoods safely as bicyclists and pedestrians. Parents are encouraged to bike and walk with your child to develop these skills. There is not cost for this program at your public or private school.
For more information contact: Mick Wong, BikeEd Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
What will we do?
We are a fun bike safety program, by the Hawaii Bicycling League, to teach all 4th graders in participating schools. We consist of 4 or 5 days instruction of 45-60 minutes per class. We provide 30 BMX style bikes, helmets, safety vests and up to 3 BikeEd Hawaii Instructors per class (certified in Traffic Skills 101 by the League of American Bicyclists). 3 days of on-campus instruction, followed by 1 to 2 days of on-road instruction. Beginner riders are able to participate and will receive instructions on how to learn to ride a bike. Parent volunteers are welcome as well! There is no cost for this program at your public or private school. Click here to Sign up for BikeEd at my school.
How Can I Get Involved?
- Volunteer in your child’s BikeEd Hawaii classes, especially if your child cannot ride a bike (contact teacher).
- Buy your child a bicycle from a local bike shop (local bicycling resource experts!).
- Ride with your child for at least 30 hours outside of class in the next 6 months.
- Volunteer to organize other bike rides with student’s school.
- Volunteer, support and Join other Hawaii Bicycling League programs here.
Take experienced bike riders for 2, 45 min bike ride sessions. Riders will be evaluated prior to the bike ride. Evaluation is performed on Day 1. Days 2 & 3, the experience riders will go on long bike rides. Hydration and bathroom use is highly recommended on Days 2 & 3. Beginning riders will stay at the facility to practice their biking skills. *Our bikes are 20″ BMX style bikes suited for children that are 3’6″ to 5′ tall. This event does not teach your child how to ride a bike. The cost for this program is $5.00 per student for 3 days of bike riding. Click here to sign up for Summer BikeEd. *This section is still under construction. Sorry!
Bike Safety Classes
This course can be taylored to fit the needs of the Cub Scouts, The Boy Scouts of America as well as the Girls Scouts of America. We can teach bike riders basic bike safety tips. a 6-point bike safety check, basic bike maintenance, bike adjustments and flat tire repairs. And to finish off this event we could even set-up a bike obstacle course. This event does not teach your child how to ride a bike. A $100.00 donation is encouraged for this type of event. Click here to sign up for a Bike Safety Class. *This section is still under construction. Sorry!
For experienced bike riders to test their balance, control and braking skills. Our bikes are 20″ BMX style bikes suited for children that are 3’6″ to 5′ tall. This event does not teach your child how to ride a bike. A $100.00 donation is encouraged for up to two hours of rodeo time. A $200.00 donation is encouraged for a three to five hour event. Click here to inquire about a Bike Rodeo. *This section is still under construction. Sorry!
Keiki Learn to Ride
This course is design for beginners and those who need just a little help with their balance. Students will first learn how to balance themselves on a Razor scooter. Once they have mastered balancing on the Razor, the student will transfer this new knowledge to either a push-bike or a balance bike. If successful, the student would then transition to a bike with pedals. Once balance is achieved, it is a simple as putting their feet on the pedals and pedaling! The cost of this a $25.00 donation for 60 mins. Are you an HBL member? If so, there is no charge for this lesson! Click here to sign your child up for a Learn to Ride class. *This section is still under construction. Sorry!
“I just want to take a moment to thank your organization for teaching my son, Aidan, to ride a bike!! I have tried to for years, but because he is big for his age, I couldn’t find training wheels that would support him. He is so excited about riding a bike that we are going to be getting him a bike for Christmas. I can’t wait to ride as a family around our subdivision. Please thank the instructors that made this happen.” – Chrysti
Teacher Recommendations & Thank you letters coming soon**