Drive Your Bike 101


Drive Your Bike is available both in person and online.

In-Person Drive Your Bike 101

Drive Your Bike 101 is a course that prepares students to bicycle safely to school and around their neighborhoods and encourages them to start riding more often. The program starts in the classroom, moves to the blacktop, then culminates with an off-campus neighborhood bike ride. Bicycles and helmets are provided, and there are opportunities for students to learn to ride a bicycle if they don’t yet know how. During the Drive Your Bike program, students learn:

  • Traffic Law, Rules of the Road, and Right of Way
  • How to Communicate with Traffic
  • How to Perform a Pre-ride Bike Safety Check
  • Proper Helmet Fit and Bike Fit
  • Braking and Shifting
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • How to be Visible, Predictable, and Aware in Traffic
  • Where to Ride in the Road and How to Make Left Turns
  • How to Choose Safe Routes

Drive Your Bike programs are typically held during PE classes, and the curriculum includes three sessions that are presented for three days in a row. Each class is approximately 45 minutes and the maximum per school is four classes per day.

To schedule a Drive Your Bike program at your middle or high school, please use the request form available to the right. If you have questions, please email Janak Preston at

Virtual Drive Your Bike 101

Like our engaging in-person class, the Drive Your Bike series prepares students to bicycle safely – whether to school or around their neighborhood – and encourages them to start riding more often. The online classroom presentation series will cover aspects of bike safety (helmet and bike fit), getting on the road (includes pre-ride safety check & bike handling skills), and navigating streets safely (rules of road).

Presentation details:

  • Session length: Three cumulative 45-minute lessions.
  • Number of students/classes that can be accommodated at once: Up to 40 students, either by classroom or by opt-in. Teacher, school representative or parent must be present.
  • Number of classes that can be booked at one school per day: Four classes per school per day.
  • Active movement component?: Yes
  • Technology requirements: Zoom or school’s preferred platform

This activity is best suited for middle and high school students, but all ages are welcome.

To book, fill out the Virtual Drive Your Bike Request Form or email Kashika Kollaikal at