This year, the Cleveland Heights University Heights District Schools are adding bicycle safety education and training to the PE curriculum for third, fourth and fifth graders. This curriculum has been developed and piloted by PE teachers at Canterbury, Gearity and Fairfax Elementary Schools. This year it will be implemented at all of our public elementary schools. PE teachers will use the children’s bike fleet acquired for educational purposes by the City of Cleveland Heights.
Bicycling is a healthy, environmentally friendly activity which can be used for commuting, recreation and short shopping trips. Some children have learned to ride a bicycle for the first time in the bike safety classes offered so far. It can be an important life-long skill and source of pleasure.