Did you know that bike riding sends more kids aged 5-14 to the hospital than any other activity? But don't lock up the bikes just yet. Safe riding is possible by following some basic tips.
Wear a helmet! Be a good example and wear one, too.
Check bikes regularly for proper tire inflation and to make sure nothing has come loose during rides.
Teach children to walk their bikes across streets and intersections.
Riding on the right side of the road, with traffic-not against it- is safest.
Close toed shoes are best and avoid long or loose clothing that may get caught in the spokes or chain.
Be sure to get the proper size bike for your child. Check this link for some great tips on bike fit for kids.