BikeReady is about having the skills and experience to bike for life. It is New Zealand’s national cycle education system. BikeReady includes cycle skills training sessions with professional instructors. It also extends into the classroom.
Curriculum-based learning helps young people place their bike riding in a wider context of participation in a safe transport system. Lesson plans support students taking part in BikeReady Grade 1 skills training, or any class interested in exploring the context of bike riding.
“This series of learning activities allows students to solve problems, discuss and experiment. They can create resources to develop a deep understanding of the causes and consequences of safe riding, as well as risk management strategies to keep safe." Pam Hook, education specialist
Note: This curriculum resource is to be trialled in a school, with further revisions possible. All feedback is welcome, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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An outline of big ideas students can explore in relation to bike riding, and how teachers can use this resource. Plus: Zip folders that contains all BikeReady curriculum resources in one download (choose from Word or PDF).
Activities for finding out what students know about safe riding and having fun on a bike.
Six resources full of classroom activities. These expand on the content of cycle skills training sessions through alignment to the learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.
BikeReady Lesson 1 checking bikes
BikeReady Lesson 2 start, ride along and stop
BikeReady Lesson 3 using gears
BikeReady Lesson 4 looking all around
BikeReady Lesson 5 signalling
BikeReady Lesson 6 emergency stopping
Extension ideas for student inquiry projects looking into challenges and opportunities for cyclists in the local community.