Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in The Bicycle Safety Program at Elk Grove Township. We encourage all grade levels to participate every year as this bicycle safety program is progressive with new skills introduced each year. Bicycle Safety is a one-of-a-kind program provided by Elk Grove Township to all students of our Township. The program is funded by the taxpayers that live in our Township, and has been in existence for almost 30 years.
Our Bicycle Safety program is two-fold. We first have an in-class presentation by one of our assistants. It includes a visual map of a street, learning the meaning of street markings and signs, the use of hand signals, and a video on bike safety. A Bicycle Safety Activity Booklet is given to each student. This presentation may be done in the school or at our facility. Each program is geared toward the specific grade level of the students attending.
Following the in-class program, within a day or two, the students attend our facility to have a hands-on experience riding the bicycles and using all the information they just learned. The children now become drivers of a vehicle, and must exhibit all correct hand signals and all procedures involved in being a safe driver. Also, to promote the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet, one helmet is given to each class to be raffled off by the classroom teacher.