Ride for transportation, exercise, or competition! Learn the essentials for getting started safely and successfully, including how to choose a bike, bike maintenance and repair, and road rules to make riding safe and fun. Join a cycling club in your community, ride off-road, tour, or race!
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
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Level 1 learning goals
Discover the joy of riding a bicycle; understand why helmets are important and how they should fit; learn basic bicycle maintenance: check tires, brakes and chain; demonstrate safe cycling skills.
- Bicycling For Fun Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Level 2 learning goals
Know what to consider in purchasing a bicycle; recognize different types of wires and valves; adjust seats, handle bars and brakes; put a chain on a bicycle; read maps and plan routes.
- Wheels in Motion Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Level 3 learning goals
Perform preventive maintenance and repairs.
- Don't Get Stuck: Fix It Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Group learning (all levels)
Play bicycle games, practice bicycle skills, plan and organize group rides.
- Bicycle Helper's Guide Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Other online resources
- Cyclopath App: Consider downloading this app to plan your next bike ride. Or, if you need a Bicycle Community Service Project, add safe and interesting bike routes in your community! This resource is operated by the University of Minnesota and MnDOT to improve biking in Minnesota. You can read more about the resource and download the app on their website.
To get involved with the 4-H Bicycle Project, contact your county 4-H office.
All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.