Today was the last club meeting for the Auburn Elementary Bike Club. It took two years to get permission for an off-campus ride … and today was the day! Everyone was excited. We rode in the neighborhood near the school and on a bike trail in a nature preserve.
Thank you, Sacramento River Cats, for sponsoring our bike club this fall. And big thanks to Luke Brownell, 4th grade teacher and bike club advisor. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Ruth, Yadira, Georgia, Esme:
The boys disappeared too quickly at the end of our meeting to get into the picture.
Today, the course is set up to practice moving safely through an intersection with a 4-way stop.
Another great bike club meeting. Students reviewed proper helmet fit, practiced single-file group riding leaving a “ghost bicycle” in between real bicycles, practiced bicycle control skills by riding in a figure 8, and began learning how to scan over their left shoulder and still ride a straight line.
First of all, thank you to the Sacramento River Cats for their support of this year’s Auburn Elementary Bike Club and thank you to Katie Smith of Safe Kids California for administering this program. This year’s club members with 4th grade teacher Luke Brownell:
I am simply “Coach.”
After pedestrian education after school today, I went directly to the bicycle club. I wasn’t sure anyone would attend today, so I didn’t even bring my bike. But surprise! quite a few kids were there. And the biggest kid was there too, Lindsay’s dad Brian – he’s such a great supporter of the bike club.
After one good picture, students in invited to make a goofy face for the second picture:
Surprise! Only one student showed up today for bike club today. It was, as everyone seems to be calling it, a “pencil day.” Lindsey is surely the #1 member of the club and her dad Brian is a Parent Champion. Lindsey drew a great picture of the school mascot, a panther, riding a bicycle and inviting people to join the bike club. And she’s showing her 98% score on the Intermediate Bicycle Parts Test. Brian comes to all our club meetings and helps in any way needed. He’s frequently the photographer.