1.4 Cycling Skills Clinics, Bike Fairs, Bike Rodeos
Cycling Skills Clinics, bicycle safety fairs, and rodeos are local events often run by law enforcement, school personnel, or other civic and volunteer organizations. Their purpose is to teach children on-bicycle skills and how to ride defensively in traffic conditions. The intent of these types of activities is to introduce or reinforce bicycle safety concepts learned in a classroom with actual on-bike practice and application. Events can also include discussions and examples of proper bicycle helmet fitting.
Effectiveness Concerns: While cycling skills clinics or rodeos can result in increases in knowledge and skills, a review of the research literature does not reveal any studies that document crash and injury reduction, at least not in isolation. There are insufficient evaluation data available to conclude that the countermeasure is effective in reducing crashes.
Further information about the known research, potential effectiveness, costs, use, and time to implement is available in Appendix A9, Section 1.4.