Cycle Safely Bike Rodeo at MES
Students at Manitou Elementary School gained a little more knowledge on bicycle safety this week.
On Tuesday, May 15th two representatives from Manitoba Public Insurance, Brianna and Owen, attended the school and guided the K-6 students through presentations that taught them how to become responsible road users.
Most students were able to bring their bicycle from home that day, or their mom or dad brought them in for them. There was an educational session in both theory and practical components of bicycle safety.
It is the law in Manitoba now that everyone under 18 must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet while cycling, so the children also brought their helmets and were all checked for fitment prior to riding.
Students learned about the rules of the road, including signs, signaling and safety tips, as well as bike fit and bike condition.
They were then able to practise their riding skills, such as turning, braking, use of hand signals and recognizing road signs, on a course that had been set up in the parking lot in front of the school.
Almost every student participated, and everyone had a terrific day.