BikeAAA sponsors periodic education and safety programs for bike commuters, general bike safety, “Bike Rodeos” for children, and others. We have partnered with others including Anne Arundel County Police, PedalPowerKids, Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Centro de Ayuda, City of Annapolis, BikeMD, the Lighthouse Shelter, Maryland Highway Safety Office and others to deliver these programs. Check the Event Calendar for programs. Here are highlights:
Children’s Bike Safety: During the summer of 2015, BikeAAA partnered with BikeMD, County & City Recreation & Parks, County Police and the Maryland Highway Safety Office to provide bike safety training and free helmets to 700 county children. Bike safety instruction and rodeo program is now being provided through county public elementary schools. More than 5,000 children at 26 schools received the program in 2015-16. Click for Great press coverage and video in the Capital Gazette.
PedalPowerKids teaches children how to ride, bike safety and runs bike camps and other programs that launch kids on a safe and fun life of biking! They offer a full range of programs year-round and at various locations. Get more details at http://www.pedalpowerkids.com
Children with Special Needs: BikeAAA is a proud sponsor and helps provide volunteers for the Rise for Autism iCan Shine Bike Camp each year. Anne Arundel County Police Bike Patrol and Recreation & Parks also are partners. This amazing program teaches children with special needs to ride a 2 wheeler in one week! Read more at this Capital feature.
Law Enforcement Bike Training: Every summer, Anne Arundel County Bike Patrol Officers provide a week of on-bike and classroom training to other officers using the International Police Mountain Bike Association training program. Each year BikeAAA presents to this group. Hundreds of county police officers have completed this program.
Children’s Bike Safety Rodeos: BikeAAA in partnership with PedalPoweKids, Anne Arundel County Police Bike Patrol and Annapolis Police Bike Patrol provides bike safety rodeos for children. Click for a short video that includes the Bike Rodeo at the 2015 Lifeline100. If you have a children’s group and would be interested in arranging a rodeo please CONTACT US.
Click here for a short video on Maryland Bike Safety
Click here for Maryland Bike Safety Information & Links