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Cyclist

Category: Recreation

Year Introduced: 1996

Item Number:

Originating Institution: General Conference

Requirements

 

1.     Earn the Road Safety Award.

2.     Demonstrate:

a.     How to keep the bike clean

b.     How to safely ride the bike

c.     Use turn signals while riding

d.     How to take care of the bike

3.     Participate in a bike activity.

4.     Do a five-mile bike ride.

5.     Make a map of where you went.

6.     With your family, use your map to retrace your route.

Answers

 

2.     Helps for number 2:

a.     Clean and polish the bikes, then decorate them and have an inspection.

b.     Set up a barrel race to practice.

c.     During the above race, use hand singles.

d.     Have small groups act out good and bad ways of caring for a bike. Have them wear plastic garbage bags and oil the chain.

3.     Hold a Bicycle Derby Day:

a.     Bike inspection by the police or fireman

b.     Have a “pit” area for preparing bikes for inspection.

c.     Plan a parade for decorated bikes. Give a prize.

d.     Play games using the bike: Fast race, slow race, relay race, paper boy throw, obstacle race, etc.

4.     Plan a five-mile bike hike. Decorate your bike, then go to a park with paved trails. After the ride, have a picnic or go swimming. Have a special reward for those who successfully complete the hike.

5.     Map-making is fun. Keep it simple. Use pencils and rulers.

Materials

 

1.     Earn the Road Safety Award.

2.     Demonstrate:

a.     How to keep the bike clean

b.     How to safely ride the bike

c.     Use turn signals while riding

d.     How to take care of the bike

3.     Participate in a bike activity.

4.     Do a five-mile bike ride.

5.     Make a map of where you went.

6.     With your family, use your map to retrace your route.

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