Encouraging Riders to Bike Better
Our Project focuses on advocating better cycling through basic education AND reinforcing proper behavior both on and off the roadways of South Central PA.
And we understand many people know how to ride a bike, but we want to help more people bridge the important gap between people who ride bicycles AND people who DRIVE bicycles and share the roadways with people who drive motorized vehicles, our friends, neighbors & colleagues we sometimes know as motorists!
The Bike Better Project supports a small number of initiatives that are grounded in the foundation of the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling bicycling education curriculum that challenges People who Ride Bicycles to respect the Rules of the Road as summarized in the Title 75 Pennsylvania State Vehicle Code – Chapters 33 & 35, AND People who Drive Motor Vehicles to respect the Equality that this section of the Vehicle Code gives to Bicyclists.
To support this project we encourage everyone to participate in the following initiatives;
Club CYCLE SMART Initiative for Elementary Schools – We are presently attempting to establish sustainable Bike Clubs in King Elementary School and Hamilton Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster. We have established regularly scheduled Dream Ride Cycling Club rides to support this initiative.
Dream Ride Cycling Club Rides for Adults & Families – We have established this initiative as regular Club Rides in Elizabethtown & Millersville Boroughs and Lancaster City. Each ride is “Family Friendly”, Led by a League Certified Cycling Instructor, and encourages participants to complete the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Education Course on a flexible “independent study style” format. These Club Rides are also great opportunities for candidates of the League’s Certified Cycling Instructor Seminar Program to gain important experience.
League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor Candidate Seminars – Dream Ride Projects has been committed to increasing the number of qualified bicycling educators and advocates and has presented or hosted two successful seminars since attaining our first Bicycle Friendly Bronze Level Designation in 2009. Our goal is to present a Candidate Seminar annually and this year’s seminar is scheduled for the weekend of October 14-16. Completion of the Smart Cycling Course is a prerequisite for each seminar.
Bike Better Project Library of Reference Materials