As a walking district, many students use bicycles to commute to school. It is therefore critical that they understand basic bicycle safety and how to ride safely in traffic. The issue was identified by the Foundation as a priority in 2012, and as a result created this program in partnership with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition. This half-day instruction for all 4Th grade students provides the basics of effective and safe bicycle riding, and teaches:
Instructors for the program include League Cycling Instructors, certified by the League of American Bicyclists, and volunteers from throughout the community. Students will use their own bikes with loaners available for any children without a bike. All children are given a bike helmet thanks to the Rotary Club of Freehold. The Foundation also established a bike donation program since many of the 4 th graders did not own a bicycle. We are now the proud custodians of 40 bicycles.