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Bike Rodeo Scheduled for September 14th

bikekidThis year, as part of the Safe Routes to Schools initiative, all CFIS students are being offered a FREE  “Bike Safety 101” course to encourage them to safely ride their bikes to school. This optional elective will be held in two parts: the first part will be on the first Early Release Day, Sept. 14th from 2 to 3:20pm in classrooms at CFIS. To supplement this with on-the-bike practice, a Riding Skills clinic will follow on the second Early Release Day, October 12th from 2 to 3:20pm in the CFIS parking lot.
To participate in the riding clinic, students must complete and return [download id=”15″] . They may bring their own bikes, or use one from a fleet that will be provided by the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op, which is providing this training. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom training if they plan to attend the riding clinic, but allowances will be made for scheduling conflicts.  Parents who are interested are welcome to attend these programs, and are encouraged to help out as volunteer “traffic cops” at the riding clinic. (Training will be provided prior to the clinic.)  Parents will be required to arrange transportation home for their students, either by car (using the standard school pick up location in the back of the building), or by sending in permission to the school office for their child to walk or bike home.
To help as many students as possible use their bikes safely and conveniently, locks and helmets will be awarded to the first 150 students who return this form. All students who return their forms before the riding clinic will be entered in a raffle for additional prizes like bike lights, luggage racks, and repair tools. Forms will also be accepted on the day of the clinic, and all students who participate will get a tire lever tool for their participation.  We hope your student will be able to attend, and will enjoy all the benefits that riding to school can offer for their health, their time, and the environment.

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