The PS 9 PTO Transportation and Wellness Committees are proud to present Bike New York Learn to Ride Classes for Kids!
Date: Sunday, May 20
Rain Date: Sunday Jun 3
Class Time: 10:30-12:30 for morning class and 1:30-3:30 for afternoon class
FreeRide Time: Free Ride open to the community 12:30-1:30 and 3:30-6:00
Where: PS 9 outdoor playground on St. Marks between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenies
Bike New York will run two free classes directed by their trained volunteer instructors to serve 25 students per class – so 50 kids have a chance to learn how to ride a bike!
*IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP YOUR KID TO LEARN TO RIDE*
Parents will have to sign a waiver online to sign up their child for the class.
Use this link to register: https://www.bike.nyc/
Scroll down to “May 20” “PS 9 Teunis Bergen” and you will see the two ride times listed. Register for either the morning or the afternoon session. Please arrive early to have bike checked by staff, class starts promptly on time.
Kids who sign up wanting to learn to ride must bring (1) a bicycle that fits him/her (2) a helmet that fits him/her – and by the end of class (s)he will be on his/her way to riding a bike!
In the case of a rain forecast for May 20, Bike New York will contact us a few days before May 20 and tell us if May 20 is canceled. If that happens, this will mean it will be immediately rescheduled for Jun 3. If that is the case, we will reach out to all parents who have signed their kids up for the classes as well as event volunteers when we know this information.
The PTO tables will be set up between the riding area and the school. We will be selling PS 9 Merchandise, refreshments, breakfast, snacks, & lunch. We’ll have raffles and games, coloring, and members of the Transportation, Wellness and Membership committees will be available to talk to parents and neighbors about what we are doing at PS 9.
To help staff the PTO on this event date, Please sign up to do a job for a time shift/slot during the event or please sign up to bring food/drinks/supplies: http://signup.com/go/
Thank you for supporting the PS 9 PTO!
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Q: Where do I buy a bike and helmet that fits my child?
A: Try a parent listserv for a hand-me-down! Or buy new:
SHOPS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR A KIDS BIKE AND HELMET
• Bicycle Habitat*** – 476 5th Ave. 718-788-2543
• Ride Brooklyn – 468 Bergen St. 347-559-1340
• Bicycle Roots – 609 Nostrand Ave. 718-668-5224
• Recycle-A-Bicycle – 35 Pearl St. 718-858-2972
• Red Beard Bikes*** – 69 Jay St. 718-858-2453
• Mr C’s Cycles – 4622 7th Ave. 718-438-7283
ONLINE SHOPS FOR A KIDS BIKE AND HELMET
– bike should be less than 24 lbs
20” bike for ages 5-8; 24” bike for ages 8-11
– if an Amazon purchase, please use the Amazon button on the school’s website http://ps9brooklyn.org/ (scroll to the bottom) – so that the school can earn a percentage of your purchase!
• us.woombikes.com – the Woom 4 or Woom 5 (geared)***
• pellobikes.com – Reddi (single speed)
• diamondback.com – Insight 20” or 24”
• cleary.com – Owl 20”
• guardianbikes.com– 20” single or geared or 24” geared
• frogbikes.com – 52, 55, 62 hybrid geared or 52 single
• Amazon: byK – E-350 (4-6) or E-450 (5-8)
***inquire about a partial credit program (40-50% off) for the next bike size up when you come back to the vendor with the bike you originally bought!