Stonewall Flanders ES students receive lesson in bike safety

In an effort to promote bicycle safety, Stonewall Flanders Elementary School hosted a fun Bike Rodeo on March 20-21.

Kindergarten through fifth grade students hopped on their colorful bikes and pedaled through an exciting obstacle course, where they tested their ability to balance, steer and ride their bikes in a straight line. 

A San Antonio Police Department SAFFEE Unit officer was on hand to make sure every bicycle was in good condition and safe to ride.

Stonewall Flanders ES Coach Eva Ramos said the event is a great opportunity for students to learn how to properly ride their bikes to avoid injury.

“It is important to promote bicycle safety due to the rise of bicycle accidents,” Ramos said. “Students learned the value of safety inspections before riding to minimize serious injuries from faulty bikes or bicycle falls.”

The students were also taught about the importance of bicycle helmets and other safety requirements to ride on the street, sidewalk or path.

“The majority of bicycle accidents involving children do not occur with cars, they are the result of falls,” Ramos added. “We strongly encourage all children to wear a helmet when they ride because serious head injuries can occur when falling from a bicycle.”

At the end of the event, the children were seen smiling and feeling more confident riding their bikes.

 

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