As part of the 2016 Way2Go Bike Ed program student-owned bicycles used in the program will be checked before the instruction sessions begin.
This means that:
To enable all students to participate 15 bicycles are available for those students who don’t own or cannot access a bicycle to bring to school. If a student is borrowing a school friend’s bike confirm that this is the case and make sure that it is ready for the first session.
To assist planning for the Way2Go Bike Safety Check the website has three planning documents
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) holds overall responsibility for the Way2Go Bike Ed program on behalf of the State Government.
Bike SA won the contract to deliver the practical sessions to schools. They will also carry out the bike safety check service to some schools, those mainly in regional areas. Instructors generally carry out the check the day before the program begins.
The RAA is partnering with DPTI to provide the bike safety check in the majority of participating schools located within 100km of the Adelaide CDB. RAA patrols usually carry out the check on the morning of the first day of participation.
Roles and Responsibilities.
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
The organisation carrying out your school’s bike safety check will notify you via email.
The priority will be to check the safety of all student owned bikes used in the program. If a fault can be repaired with minor adjustment or basic maintenance best efforts will be made within the time scheduled.
Repairs requiring new parts or major work will identified on the bike safety check card and referred back to the parent/caregiver for their attention.
Please share the Way2Go Bike Check video via your school newsletter and/or your school website so that:
A link to the video clip can be found at
The bike will not be able to be used until the safety concerns have been addressed. The patrols will discuss this with the student and/or class teacher. Once notified, the parent may choose to:
If the bike cannot be repaired the school Way2Go Bike Ed Coordinator can discuss alternative arrangements for a bicycle to be borrowed from either a student in another class or Bike SA.
No. If a student forgets or is unable to bring in their bike on the day of the bike check they will not be able to use it for the Way2Go Bike Ed program.
No. Only bikes that will be used for the Way2Go Bike Ed program will be checked.
If you would like to address school community interest in bike safety consider exploring the possibility of a bike maintenance workshop or provide access to information in the school library.
If you require further assistance please contact us.