Smart Cycling for Owen Middle School

Smart Cycling is a bicycle curriculum developed by the League of American Bicyclists through a grant by the National Bicycle Dealer’s Association. This March, Healthy Buncombe will be conducting this bicycle education program for the 8th grade students at Owen Middle School in Swannanoa on March 3 and 4, March 22 and 23, 24 and 25, 29 and 30 from 8:20 AM – 9:50 AM. These students may or may not ride bicycles at this time; however we wish to give them safe and appropriate ways to ride bicycles because many of them will be taking driver’s education in a year or two. This course will help them learn the rules of the road and practice the rules on a bicycle which will help them be better drivers. Students have been observed by teachers at Owen riding inappropriately and behaving in a manner that could cause serious danger. The bulk of volunteers (15) will be needed on March 4, 23, 25 and 30 or possibly on the rain dates (March 5, 26 and 31).  On these days we will be conducting the bicycle rodeo skills program and will need help with running the students through the course.  We encourage folks to go through the Bike Rodeo training on February 13th if they have not helped in the past. Please contact Claudia Nix for details.