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Bike Safety Check

Student-owned bicycles used in Way2Go Bike Ed will be checked before the practical sessions begin.

This means that:

  • safe bicycles are available from the start of the lesson
  • practical bike riding activities begin straight away with more practice time
  • families receive information about the roadworthiness of their child’s bike.
  • 15 bicycles are available for students who don’t own or cannot access a bicycle to bring to school.
  • If a student is borrowing a friend’s bike confirm this and make sure that it is ready for the first session.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are there different people contacting me about the program. Who is responsible for what?

    Overall Program Responsibility

    The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT), on behalf of the State Government, has overall responsibility for the Way2Go Bike Ed program.

    School Program Delivery

    Bike SA were awarded the contract to deliver the practical sessions to all schools.

    Bike Safety Checks

    The RAA partners with DIT to provide the bike safety check in the majority of schools within 100km of the Adelaide CDB. The patrols usually carry out the check on the morning of the first day of participation.

    Bike SA provides the bike safety check in some schools - mainly those in regional areas. Instructors usually carry out the check on the day before the program begins.

  • How do I know which organisation is completing the bike check?

    The organisation that is carrying out your school’s bike safety check will notify you via email.

  • Will they repair student bikes?

    The priority is to check the safety of all student owned bikes used in the program. If a fault is detected that can be repaired with minor adjustment or basic maintenance best efforts will be made if time permits.

    Repairs requiring new parts or major work will identified on the bike safety check card and referred back to the parent/caregiver for their attention.

  • What happens to the un-roadworthy bikes?

    The bike will not be able to be used until the safety concerns have been addressed. The patrols will discuss this with the student and/or class teacher. Once notified, the parent may choose to:

    • carry out the repair
    • take the bike to the local bike shop. (The bike safety check card may help explain the issue to the shop mechanic.)
    • advise the school that they are unable to repair the bike.

    If the bike cannot be repaired the School Coordinator can discuss arrangements for a bicycle to be borrowed from either a student in another class or Bike SA.

  • Can bikes of students who don’t bring them on the day be checked?

    No. If a student forgets or is unable to bring in their bike on the bike check day they will not be able to use it for the program.

  • Can other students or family members bring in their bike for a free safety check too?

    No. Only bikes that will be ridden in Way2Go Bike Ed will be checked.

    If you would like to address school community interest in bike safety consider exploring the possibility of a bike maintenance workshop or provide access to information in the school library.

    If you require further assistance please contact us.