Cycling workshops for third-graders

  • Posted on: 3 March 2020
  • By: Merle Schroer

To support third-graders passing their bicycle safety test in the 4th grade, they can improve their cycling skills with the help of workshops. The workshops are designed to address difficulties and deficits timely so that children still have plenty of time to practice their skills before the bicycle safety test. The workshops cover the following topics:



  • Bicycle safety check: breaks, light etc.
  • Why a helmet?
  • Visibility
  • Blind spot

Traffic Rules

  • Look around, give hand signal, look around
  • how to behave at a crosswalk

Exercise in a practice ground

  • Slalom, tap dance
  • Turn left, turn right
  • Slow-drive-contest

Health and Environment

  • Why is cycling healthy?
  • Why is cycling good for the environment?
  • What are the advantages of a bicycle?

Besides, children practice important skills such as showing consideration for their classmates or being appreciated for their new skills.

Each workshop lasts for about four hours and takes place in the schoolyard. Per workshop participate 10-15 children (half a class). The children of the other half of the class have lessons. Two qualified coaches guide the children through their tasks. For children who do not own a bike, six bikes were provided as a backup.

The children enjoyed the workshop a lot and were very eager to get on to the bike and start cycling.