This is the greatest gift in the world, to give a gift to the kids, to give them the gift of freedom.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
On May 21, city bike designer, Linus Bike, praises the Rock Hill Bicycle Club for promoting safe cycling guidelines for Richmond Drive Elementary School fifth-graders.
According to an article on Herald Online, Jamie Burton, advocacy director for the Rock Hill Bicycle Club worked with groups of Richmond Drive Elementary School fifth-graders on how to ride bicycles correctly and safely.
The students were taught on mountain bikes where they learned how to control the bikes and how to safely give hand signals to passing cyclists and motorists.
The outing was a part of an effort by school officials to get students outside and be active as a way to “combat childhood obesity.”
Burton told Herald Online, “This is the greatest gift in the world, to give a gift to the kids, to give them the gift of freedom.”
She went on to say that the day’s lessons “give kids confidence and teach them responsibility – that their actions affect the persons behind them.”
Jason Latty, a representative of Linus Bike, a city bike designer, believes childhood education on cycling safety is a great way to keep the activity safe. “It is an amazing initiative by the school district to get these kids outside and active while teaching them important lessons that will keep them safe when riding their bikes. This increased awareness is something they can pass on to other cyclists. I hope this initiative by the district will inspire both surrounding districts and schools across the nation to get involved with promoting safe cycling.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.