Trailblazers Bike Club Program Application
Trailblazer Bike Club is an educational and FUN program that teaches kids bicycle safety and bike handling skills. The program works to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles, and encourage individual responsibility. Students gain confidence while learning to ride bicycles on campus, on area trails, and on approved neighborhood streets.
Trailblazer Bike Club is a 6-part curriculum which teaches bike handling skills through games, activities, and challenges. This program is designed specifically for kids in grades 2-5 who already have the skill to balance and pedal a bike.
The Trailblazers Bike Club Program was created to help fill the gap in quality bike education for kids in those prime bike riding years. The emphasis is to build skill and play in a safer, more controlled environment so kids can practice and learn how to handle a bike safely in a low consequence space.
- Facilitate and hone kids’ bicycling skills through activities and games
- Build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles, and encourage individual responsibility
- Introduce kids to a life-long sport
- Utilize school or community center campus, area trails, and neighborhood streets
- Provide mentoring and supervision by teachers, and experienced adult mentors.
- Encourage walking and biking to school
We are awarding 4 grants to receive this program for Spring 2023 implementation.
Included in the grant:
10 student bikes
10 student helmets
2 mentor bikes
2 mentor helmets
Bike Club Toolkit with supplies and materials
Curriculum in print and digital form
Training session for volunteers
Ongoing curricular support from Trailblazers
Priority candidate schools and community organizations are those who serve marginalized communities, including minorities and low-income communities and have supportive community advocates who are committed and experienced in youth programming and bicycle advocacy. If you have questions about this program or about whether your school or organization qualifies, please reach out to Gabriela@WeAreTrailblazers.org