Bike Education for Schools
Bicycle SA's mission is to see more people cycling more often, our education programs are integral to achieving this.
Bicycle SA is Australia's largest provider of specialist school and youth bicycle education services, annually servicing more than 4000 young South Australians. Whether it be for primary school or a tertiary institution, Bicycle SA has a range of education and training options to suit.
For Primary Schools
- Bike Skills - Multi day programs that teach practical and fun bike skills to lower primary school students. The program encourages healthy physical activity and the joy of cycling while improving skills and confidence through a progressive skills development and games approach. This is an excellent way to see more children cycling. A recent example is a four day program delivered over 4 weeks to 120 students.
- School holiday programs - one or multi day fun programs for children that encourage personal cycling safety and awareness, improved bike handling skills, and development of responsible behaviours when travelling and participation in physical activity.
- Way2Go Bike Ed - is a seven session program (totalling 10.5 hours) that prepares students in grades 4 to 7 for on road cycling, learning the skills and attitudes required for safe cycling in low to medium traffic environments. There is no cost for a limited number of free programming allocations. Beyond that, fee-for-service delivery options are available for schools and community organisations who are not eligible for this free programming allocation. Way2Go Bike Ed Read more
- Bike Fun -Bicycle SA in conjunction with the Active After Schools sport program can offer your school 3-5 sessions of Bike Fun for classes of 20-25 children from grades 1-3. Throughout the sessions children will learn how to control their bikes, braking techniques, handling skills, balance and coordination through a series of activities and games all done with an emphasis on safety.
- Bikes in indigenous communities - Bikes Palya - A support program for at risk communities throughout regional South Australia. In the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands, our Bikes-in-Schools program see more kids riding, and has down to significantly improve attendance, as well as overall physical and mental health. Using donated second hand bikes, the program delivers resources and skills for the whole community.
For High Schools
- Team BSA - is a program for at-risk youth as well as those in disadvantaged and or remote communities. Team BSA participants undertake an intensive 9 week instructional program that includes weekly 3 hour sessions. This program aims to provide students with the opportunities to develop cycling skills, riding etiquette, encompassing rides, information sessions, team building exercises, mechanical training and extensive off road riding skills development. Team BSA Read more
For Tertiary Institutions
- Commuter Cycling Series - this is a convenient 4 session program that teaches best practice essentials on bike handling skills, safety awareness, visibility and defensive riding on the roads, and maintenance - It begins with an inspiring presentation on cycling, followed by predominantly hands on practical sessions with bikes and helmets included. Commuter Cycling Series Read more
Questions? Ask Us!
If your school would like to partner with us in the delivery of a bike
program, please call our Education Development Manager to discuss.
08 8168 9999
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