Youth

Ridealong: Erin DeCou of Neighborhood Bike Works

Ridealong: Erin DeCou of Neighborhood Bike Works

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on February 3, 2014

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Art & Education, Interviews, Ridealong, Youth:

Erin DeCou, Executive Director of Neighborhood Bike Works and I took a few loops around Woodland Cemetery before chatting about her work.

Neighborhood Bike Works Major Taylor Ride

Neighborhood Bike Works Major Taylor Ride

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on December 16, 2013

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Every year, Neighborhood Bike Works holds a Major Taylor Ride, a day for food and riding and celebrating our young cyclists’ achievements. On November 30, this year’s riders — featuring an energetic gathering of kids bundled in hats and gloves and adult cyclists in slick winter gear — rode in 40-degree weather through the streets of Philadelphia and into Fairmount Park.

5 Tips for Biking with Kids When Everyone is on Their Own Bike

5 Tips for Biking with Kids When Everyone is on Their Own Bike

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on December 12, 2013

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Cargo, Commuting, Family, How-to, Tips & Safety, Urban, Youth:

I asked other parents what routes they take and how they instruct their kids on navigating the road. Let your kids know the rules you expect them to follow and the commands you will use when directing them through traffic.

Dena and kids bundled up for a trip on the Schuylkill River Trail.

5 Tips for Winter Riding With Kids

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on December 2, 2013

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Cargo, Family, How-to, Tips & Safety, Youth:

This is my third winter riding with kids. Each winter my oldest has ridden on our bikes differently, and each year I learn new ways to keep kids warm.

High School Students at Girard Academic Music Program used Safe Routes Philly curriculum to teach 5th graders about bicycle safety.

Safe Routes Philly: Bicycle Education in Schools

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on November 26, 2013

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Advocacy, Community, Family, Tips & Safety, Urban, Youth:

One of the most important elements of starting bicycle programs is teaching children safety skills. At Safe Routes Philly, we’ve put together a comprehensive program to teach walking and biking safety and get children active on two feet and two wheels.