Bike Safety within South Palm Beach County is a growing concern and South Florida has some of the highest numbers of bike-related injuries that could have easily been prevented. Through the Y’s YBike Program, our YBike Coordinator introduces bike safety related topics in a small group setting to participant’s ages six and up. This eight class course focuses on distributing important safety information as well as refining already learned biking skills.
The YBike program at the YMCA of SPBC has graduated more than 5,000 students in Palm Beach County schools. Throughout the YBike program, valuable information is presented to help keep bikers safe on the road, as well as:
- -Proper safety attire
- -Proper riding etiquette (techniques to keep the risk of injury low)
- -Refinement of bike skills (with a focus on already learned riding techniques and building upon new ones)
- -Promoting alternative transportation (featuring healthy living aspects of riding a bike)