6th Grade Bike Week!

6th Grade Bike Week!
Posted on 06/08/2020
bike photoANNOUNCING: 6th Grade Bike Week June 8-12, 2020

What is this about again? 6th Grade bicycle education mini-series with the chance to win a new bicycle based on your participation!

How do I win a free bicycle?
 Watch all Bike Week videos and complete all assignments. See all the details >>

Who is eligible to win? Any 6th grade student at Cambridge Public Schools.

How good are my chances of winning? One bicycle will be awarded to a student at each Cambridge Upper School (5 bicycles in total).

When do I have to submit assignments? The deadline to submit assignments is no later than June 17 at 5pm.

If I win, how will I receive my bicycle? Bicycles will be awarded in gift credit to Cambridge Bicycle located at 259 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge.

Cambridge Sixth Graders,

We missed you, so this year, Bike Week is going virtual and, this year, your participation could earn you a new bicycle!

You may have spotted our fleet of orange bicycles around Cambridge as it jumps around to all the Cambridge Upper Schools in fall and spring. As you may know, each year the City of Cambridge Community Development Department collaborates with the Cambridge Public Schools in holding a Bike Week for sixth grade students as part of the National Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.
What is Bike Week 2020? This year, the virtual Bike Week is a 4-5 class mini-series introducing bicycle riding technique, and introduction to mechanics and at-home maintenance so you can keep your bicycle in working condition, and lessons on rules of the road and smart safety to help you graduate from riding in parks and neighborhoods to riding throughout Cambridge.

While many of you may feel you are already capable of riding a bicycle at an advanced level, there is usually something new for everyone to learn – whether it be why we shift gears and finding out about pinch flats or learning where your brakes are (I’ll give you a hint – they’re not on your handlebars) and how to set yourself up with the most pedal power from a stopped position. Don’t know how to ride a bicycle? No problem, there will be an instructional video to help you learn!

So, how do you win a new bicycle?

Each day of the school week starting June 8th we will post a few 5-10 minute videos. After watching the videos each day, there will be a short assignment for you to complete to demonstrate our understanding of the material and verify your participation. See videos and assignments hereStudents who complete all assignments will be entered into a random drawing (one at each upper school) for a new bicycle. The award will be in the form of a gift credit to Cambridge Bicycle sponsored by the City of Cambridge Community Development Department. The winning students will also be provided with locks, helmets, and lights. Students will have until June 17th at 5pm to submit all assignments.

To find our more info about the City of Cambridge Safe Routes to School program, please visit us at www.cambridgema.gov/saferoutes. If you have any questions, please email me.

Best regards and happy riding,

Adi Philson
Mobility Education Coordinator
Cambridge Community Development Department
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