Go Cycling Now USA, Inc. offers a comprehensive educational program, developed as the cooperative effort of the NHTSA* and the AAHPERD** to bring bike safety and the sport of cycling into the educational curriculum. The program is intended for national use by physical education teachers and recreation specialists, in a school or recreation setting, to teach bicycle safety and related skills to middle and high school-aged youth with varying levels of bicycling abilities.
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
**American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Shape America)
How the Program Works
Each course has one coach for every 6 or 7 students. One of the coaches acts as the lead. In addition, In addition, we will recruit at least one teacher at every school to assist and participate
Small class size and skilled instructors allow students to learn in a patient and supportive environment.
Weekly lessons are geared toward the age and experience level of the participants in any class.
Students are responsible for checking with counselors and advisors regarding the dates and times and length of the course.
Each course is taken as a third class in a student’s normal course schedule.
We recommend that you view one or two videos each week that are relevant to the current lessons. A
website with links will be provided.
You are also expected that if you have your own bike, you will safely practice the lessons on your own time.
Practice is especially important for your progress in learning how to ride a bike, so, if possible, use the time between classes.
Within your school’s policy, simple homework assignments may be given to students.
Periodically, videos while assigned to help students better understand the lesson material. These can be viewed from labs on the campus, or conveniently viewed from home.
Course Completion and Grades
Grades will be given on a pass/fail basis. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Course credit will be given for hours logged in by each student, a total of 9 hours is required for 1 unit credit. Credit will be based on student participation in various skill-based activities, as well as some academic cross curricular activities. Check with your counselor or advisor to confirm how much credit is given for completing the class.
Location for class meetings and bike parking will be announced.
Covid-19 Considerations Students are expected to follow the school’s Covid-19 Policies.
Classes are limited to 20 students.
What is required of our students?
Students must have the desire to learn a new physical skill.
Simply enroll in the appropriate course of the program online.
You may use your bike and helmet.
If you do not have a bike and helmet, we can provide you a bike and helmet free to use during the course.
There is no charge for any class in the courses in the program, nor any charge for equipment lent to students for the course.