What you'll do
Ride for transportation, exercise or competition! If you like traveling, tinkering or racing, you probably like cycling. Along with taking you from place to place using no fossil fuels, bikes can teach you about safety skills and keep you fit.
Levels of learning
Extending your learning
Do a presentation for your 4-H club, school class, or local government on:
- The health benefits of cycling to individuals and to communities
- Make a poster showing how a bike helmet should fit
- Do a demonstration on biking safety or repair
- Is there a program in your area to help low-income people afford bikes? If there is, volunteer your time there.
- Find out what plans your city or county has for adding bike lanes or bike paths to their transportation mix.
Fairs and exhibits
Make a poster or video or give a talk about:
- Road safety and proper cycling gear
- How to repair or maintain a bicycle
- The physics and aerodynamics of cycling
- The role of the bicycle in feminist history
- What are the personal health benefits of cycling?
- What are the public health benefits of cycling?
- Materials used to make bicycles
- Which cities in the U.S. have the most bicycle commuters? Why? (one is in Minnesota!)
Future study and careers
You could have a job selling, repairing or designing bicycles. Transportation planners decide where bike paths and bike lanes will be.
Reviewed in 2018