Welcome to Way2Go Bike Ed
Way2Go Bike Ed provides bicycle education for primary school students aged 9 - 13 years (Years 4 - 7) and is funded by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. The aim of the program is to develop students’ confidence and competence as a safe bike rider for travel to and from school.
More than 5000 students in 60 schools across South Australia will participate in the program in 2015.
For a school to be eligible for Way2Go Bike Ed it is expected to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- be a Way2Go school
- be working with the Way2Go team to create a school travel plan
- be willing to make a commitment to integrate the Way2Go program into the school
Through participating in Way2Go Bike Ed students:
- gain knowledge and understanding of the roads and traffic environments and relevant road laws
- develop physical and cognitive skills
- develop responsible behaviours, attitudes and decision-making skills for the safe use of bicycles both on and off the road.
A typical metropolitan school program consists of three classes of up to thirty students participating on one scheduled weekday for 1.5 hours each week during weeks 1-7 of a school term.
The number of classes per school may be negotiated if required.
Regional schools participate in a condensed and intensive option which is delivered over a period of seven consecutive school days in the final weeks of a school term.