3356177173_275c127dca_m.jpgSAFETY

What are the important safety issues a bike rider should consider?

Wear a helmet when you are riding a bike to be safe. Injuries on bicycle can include brain injuries.

To make sure that a helmet will protect you check if: 1: The straps are tight. If the straps are loose the helmet won't protect you as well. 2: The helmet needs to be covering your forehead.

Here are some tips to be safe:

-Make sure that the seat, wheels and handle bars are set up right.

-Check if the chain and oil are working right.

-Check that the brakes work right too. - Learn more about bicycle safety here:Bicycle Safety

HISTORY OF THE BICYCLE

Who invented the bicycle?

What are some of the changes the bicycle has gone through over the years?

A Scottish blacksmith created the first self powered bike, it weighed 56 pounds and it was very heavy. In 1817 Baron Von Drais invented a machine that you don’t peddle you sit on the bike and push it with your feet. In 1865 another bike was made that had the peddle on the front wheel and was made out of wood, it was an uncomfortable ride because the seat was made out of wood. In 1870 the first all metal bike was made and had a very big front wheel and a very small back wheel, and it was difficult to ride. The pedals were still on the front wheel and it was difficult to get on without falling. Now bikes are smaller safer and better.

This is a web site that has a lot on the history of bicycles.

History Timeline Of The Bicycle Exercise What are other advantages or benefits of riding a bike?

Why is biking good for exercise?

It reduces the risk of obesity, it reduces the chance of diseases, and it keeps your body healthy. If your child rides a bike it will boost their self confidence. It also saves money by not burning gasoline and helps not put out as much pollution in the air.

Here are two more web sites about the benefits of riding a bike.3356992652_b7b2e998f7_m.jpg

Benefits Of Riding Bicycles

Why Children Benefit From Exercise

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