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  1. “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride!” - John F. Kennedy

  2. The League of Michigan Bicyclists is a member supported not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on the roads in Michigan since in 1981.

  3. About Children and Bicycles “What Parents Need to Know” Presented by: League of Michigan Bicyclists

  4. Brain pain is no good!

  5. Wearing a helmet can reduce risk of head injury by up to 85%.

  6. A B C Quick Check

  7. Ais for “air” Bis for “brakes” Cis for “chain” Quick Check

  8. RIDING SKILLS • Starting & stopping • Entering street - look left, look right, look left again • Braking • Riding under control - be predictable • Scanning behind • Avoiding hazards and hazardous road conditions

  9. Where to Ride • Sidewalks (< age 10) • Multi Use Paths (all ages) • Street (>age 10)

  10. To the right • Single file • Obey traffic signs & laws • Intersections, turns & hand signals • Wear bright (visible) clothing

  11. Health & Wellness • The environment • Means of transportation

  12. It’s the Law! • A bicyclist has the same rights and duties as a motor vehicle when riding on a street or roadway • Ride to the right ... Exceptions include: • Turning Left • Passing • When unsafe • Straight at right turn lane • One way street • Signal Turns • Obey Traffic Signals

  13. Question and Answers League of Michigan Bicyclists www.lmb.org 888-642-4537