BEST-SRTS Kids Bike Skills Workshop (Normandale Recreation Center)

BEST-SRTS Kids Bike Skills Workshop (Normandale Recreation Center)







Does your child know how to ride a bike but needs to practice their bike handling skills and wants to learn more about the rules of the road?


This bike skills workshop, presented by Metro, LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Walk ‘n’ Rollers, is geared towards elementary and middle school students and consists of fun and interactive stations and spaces for kids to practice bike handling skills in a safe, enclosed area.


Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register now to guarantee your spot!


This event is in collaboration with the City of LA’s Summer Night Lights program, presented by the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, which brings extended programming to recreation centers and parks across the City during the summer, offering food, sports, and fun activities for the whole family.








Who Should Sign-Up:


If your child already knows how to ride a bike or is new to riding and would like to increase their confidence on a bike. The rodeo stations cover the basics of bike handling and shows participants how to improve their bike control skills.


Topics Covered:




  • What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks / Clothing




  • Biking on City Streets: ABC Quick Check / Rules of the Road




  • Basic Bike Handling Skills: Balance / Mount & Dismount / Steering / Signaling / Scanning




What to Bring:




  • There will be a limited number of loaner bikes available to use. Children are strongly encouraged to bring their own bike, in good working condition.




  • All participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.










Registration & Waivers:


All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver and accompany the minor during the event.




**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the event**








Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program is partnering with local schools, youth-related organizations, and recreation centers to host free Safe Routes to School (SRTS) events such as bike rides, classes, and rodeos. These activities are intended to help students, parents, and teachers/staff incorporate safe bicycling into their daily travel routines. The goal is to encourage more students and teachers/staff to walk, bike, and/or take public transit to travel to and from school. For more information on SRTS, visit metro.net/srts.


If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.


The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.


Walk ‘n Rollers was founded to encourage children to walk and bike to school more frequently.