Wellness Wednesday Bike Rodeo this week. Make sure to send your child with their bike helmet.

Posted by admin on April 20, 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

The Blythe Park Bike Safety Rodeo is Back!

Mrs. Jill Glawe and the Blythe Park PTA are excited to offer our students an exciting event for April’s Wellness Wednesday. Our Blythe Park Bike Safety Rodeo is back!  The rodeo will take place Wednesday April 22nd for grades 1-5 and Friday, April 24th for our kindergarten students.

Officer Brian Greenewald from the Riverside Police Department will speak to the students about bike safety and rules of the road for bicyclists.  Bike riding stations will be available to test students’ navigation skills.  Some of the stations include: a figure eight course, “slow race” to target balance, and a start and stop station. Additionally Mr. Tim Eckardt will speak to the students about taking care of your bike (i.e. how to fix the chain, check tires, lock it safely, etc.), and an adaptive bike will be on hand for the students to view. Children’s bikes will be made available so students will not have to bring their own.  Please note, though, that students must bring their own helmet to participate.

In addition to the Wellness Wednesday activities, the Illinois PTA has invited schools to participate in a statewide Bike Safety Challenge conducted by the League of Illinois Bicyclists. Students will complete an interactive, online quiz at www.BikeSafetyQuiz.com, The Bike Safety Quiz is fun and educational, with Secretary of State-approved questions about bicycle laws and safety techniques. The students go to BikeSafetyQuiz.com and select the appropriate quiz: Child Bicyclist.  They will be prompted to enter a class code.  Class codes are as follows:


1st -168601001




5th Pollock -168605001

5th Wydra-168606001

Students who finish can print a Certificate of Completion. Prizes will be offered to the class that has the most students participate in the quiz (please note that younger students may need help from their parents to take the quiz). A more detailed explanation of the quiz is attached to this email. This is a timely opportunity for Blythe Park!

The Blythe Park Bike Safety Rodeo is certain to be both a fun and important event.  If you have any questions regarding the rodeo, please feel free to contact Ms. Gorman or Mrs. Glawe.  Thank you!


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