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By Susan Wagner
Dept of Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
At Texas A&M University the SuperCyclist curriculum was integrated into different sections of my course on health and physical activity. At the conclusion of the semester the Aggies presented a health fair at a local elementary school. The Aggies embellished the lessons with creative ideas. Lessons were presented on the rules of the road and equipment. Road courses were set up for the students to walk through and demonstrate hand signals and proper adherence to road signs.
Visuals of good and bad bicycle safety behaviors were shown and the children gave a thumbs up or down to indicate whether the scenario was safe or not. The children tried on and adjusted the helmets we purchased through Bell and created their own helmets complete with the appropriate stickers. At the conclusion of each lesson there was an assessment activity so that the children could show what they had learned. When asked at the close of the fair what they remembered, several of the children enthusiastically volunteered bicycle safety information.