Bicycling

bicycling

Description

Bicycling is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Bicycling.

Bicycling
What you can do in this project: learn how and where to bicycle safely; plan a bicycle camping trip; design and build a bicycle obstacle course; conduct a bike maintenance check.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H446, Bicycling

Program Safety Regulations
All 4-H members and leaders (adult or youth) participating in the bicycling project or activities must use protective or safety equipment, including approved safety helmets. Refer to the Program Safety section for specific requirements for the bicycling project.


Events

Want to learn more about Bicycling? Try the links below.

Bicycling Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including bicycling. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.


County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.


Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Bicycling Project. Just follow these links!

Anything & Everything Wisconsin.com
Information on the states on road, mountain biking and touring bike trails.

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin
The federation is a statewide, non-profit group that advocates increased bicycle use, access, safety and education. It publishes and distributes maps that classify state and county roads based on conditions for bicycling. It also identifies Rustic Roads, recreational bike trails and mountain bike facilities, and provides contacts for local bicycle route information. Maps may be ordered by calling, toll free, 800-362-4537. The federation also publishes an excellent quarterly newsletter, Wisconsin Bicyclist.

Bikes Belong Coalition
National coalition supporting and promoting safe biking. Excellent resource to help you advocate for bicycling in your community. Source for bicycling news, safety information, photos, links and cycling-related resources.

GORP: Great Outdoors Recreation Page
Lots of bike how-to information.

Go Wild With Wisconsin Wildcards
An activity kit from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources that includes more than 250 “trading cards,” featuring some of Wisconsin’s plants, wildlife and special places. Great resource for helping Wisconsinites (of all ages) get to know their state and its natural resource issues.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Wisconsin Bicycle Clubs
Long list of clubs throughout the state.

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources: Bureau of Parks and Recreation
Information on state trails and parks.

Wisconsin Off-Road Bicycling Association
Statewide, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting and preserving environmentally responsible mountain biking opportunities through education, advocacy and volunteer action.

Wisconsin State Mountain Bike Trails
Information from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources on mountain bike trails in the state.

Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism
Source of bike tours and lodging information.

Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
Select “bicycle and pedestrian transportation” for information on Wisconsin bicycle laws, maps and organizations.

Wisconsin State Touring Bike Trails
Information from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources on touring bike trails in the state.


Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Bicycling Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.