The instructions for each station are listed below. Please make
sure each boy does his best at the stations and does not just rush through
Purpose: To demonstrate starting and stopping while maintaining control of their bike.
Instructions: Put front tire at one end of the lane with bike at a dead stop. Rider must mount their bike and then steer it to the other end without losing balance or swerving out of the lines, and then dismount at the end of the lane. Many boys will have trouble controlling their bike when starting from a complete stop.
Purpose: To test balance and steering control while changing directions.
Instructions: Rider should start to right and maneuver through the circles in a figure 8. This tests the riders ability to control their bike on simple curved course.
Purpose: To test balance and steering control.
Instructions: Rider starts before lines being and then rides between the lines to the end without crossing the lines. The narrowing of the lines requires the rider to steer straight and forces them to be more controlled in riding.
Purpose: To test balance, steering control and the riders ability to judge distance.
Instructions: The rider shouldn't hit any obstacles and should weave alternately to the right and left. This tests the balance of the rider and also helps them to control their bike when they need to navigate past road obstacles such as drain grate, trash, or other things found in the road.
Purpose: Test judgment and braking control.
Instructions: Rider should ride through the first 50 feet and be able to bring the bike to a complete stop before touching either foot to the ground within the last 10 feet. Rider starts to brake at first line and tries to stop close to end line. Stop the bike without putting foot to ground. This simulates an emergency stop and helps the rider learn how to control their bike in that situation.
Purpose: To test balance, speed control and steering coordination.
Instructions: Rider should maneuver through the course without veering over the lines or putting a foot down to balance. Once again we are teaching bike control over a curved course that may also confuse the rider.
Station#7 Turtle Crawl (Slow Speed Control)
Course: A 3ft wide straight course that is 60ft long.
Purpose: Rider should maneuver the bike at a slow speed, requiring at least 30 seconds to travel from start to finish.
Instructions: Rider starts and tries to ride to the end under 30 seconds without putting foot to ground or stopping. Rider can begin in runway area. They don't have to start from dead stop at timing line. If a stopwatch is not available have the boys ride as slow as possible. How slow can they go without touching the ground. Ultimate bike control is where it's at.
Purpose: To enhance balance and control skills
Instructions: The rider will enter the widest bay first. If they successfully make the turn without putting a foot down or stopping, they move on to the next smaller bay and proceed on until they have gone through all 4 bays.
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