6 Tips To Help Keep Kids Safe While Riding a Bike

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As a parent I want my kids to play outside, and ride their bikes, but I also want to do everything I can to be sure my kids are safe while riding a bike.  We recently had a few nice days this winter, and the first things the kids wanted to do was pull their bikes out of the garage, and try out the new Spokester Bike Noisemakers we got.  Spokesters are an awesome tool for helping parents keep their kids safe while they ride their bike, while the kids have fun with the sound it makes.  I love learning about more ways to keep my kids safe while they are riding their bikes.

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There are several things you can do to help keep your kid safe while riding a bike.

6 Tips To Help Keep Kids Safe While Riding a Bike

Helmet – Growing up I didn’t wear a helmet, but I also grew up in the country, riding on dirt roads, and there was hardly ever any traffic.  I understand my children don’t like helmets, and a lot of their friends don’t wear them.  Which makes it harder to explain the importance of helmet wearing.  I have heard it all, “Mom Timmy’s mom doesn’t make him wear a helmet.”  “Mom I will be fine, nothing is going to happen.”  “Mom I will stay on the sidewalk.”  “The other kids will make fun of me.”  Sorry, but if you’re a child of mine you will be wearing a helmet made for biking, and that’s just that.  Sure you’re a great bike rider, and it’s not you that I don’t trust, it’s the 76 cars that are going to pass by while you are on the sidewalk riding your bike.

Clothing – Kids should wear bright-colored clothing while riding their bikes.  It will help make them more visible to people driving.  Avoid loose-fitting clothing that can get caught in moving part of the bike, and be sure to wear shoes that cover feet.  Flip-flops are a no-no!  Trust me, I learned the hard way.

Bike – Be sure your child is riding a bike that fits them.  Bikes come in so many different shapes, colors, styles, and sizes it’s important to choose a bike that fits your child.

Teach Good Habits – Teach your child how to be a responsible bike rider.  The more they know, the better off they are, and the more they will be aware of their surroundings.

Supervision – Proper supervision is the most important, and starts the moment you walk out the door.  Be sure your children have all the needed equipment, are mature enough to be riding, bike is properly functioning, fits properly, and they are riding safely.

Accessories – There are some great accessories you can buy for your kids bike that help make them more noticeable to traffic.  Reflectors are great if they are going to be riding when it’s getting dark outside, and Spokester makes Bicycle Noisemakers that are pretty awesome too.

positioning 6 Tips To Help Keep Kids Safe While Riding a BikeSpokester Bike Noisemakers

Spokester’s are super easy to install, you don’t need any tools or special equipment.  All that’s needed is your hands, and a bike.  I installed my daughters in about a minute, and didn’t even ask my husband for help, lol.  I admit, I’m spoiled.  Normally with something like this I have my husband do it, but adding Spokester’s to my daughters bike was super easy.

blue 6 Tips To Help Keep Kids Safe While Riding a BikeHow to use Spokester The Bike Noisemaker!

They are super easy to use, I didn’t even have to get my husband to help me!  Yup, that’s pretty easy, lol.  Simply snap the tube section around the front bike fork with the flat-paddle part facing inward.  That’s seriously it.

When the paddle hits the spokes on the bike noise is made.  The fast the bike goes the faster the sound.  We originally placed one on the front of the bike, but once the neighbor kids started noticing Vayda wanted to put another one on the back.

I was a little surprised at the sound that was made from the Spokester.  I really was expecting a whole lot of noise, but it actually sounds pretty neat.  All the neighborhood kids like it has well.  They sound like a motorcycle, and my daughter suddenly became the coolest kid on our block lol.  Not even joking, I had to tell her not to lend out her Spokesters because one of the neighbor kids was trying to talk her into lending him one.  Kids, lol!

My kids love that they sound like a motorcycle buzzing down the road, and I’m glad people are able to hear them.  It makes me feel safer knowing there is some type of noise for people to notice.

My youngest daughter wants a set of Spokester’s like her older sister, lol.  Which is great because, since putting them on my daughter’s bike she has been asking to ride her bike as soon as she gets home from school, lol.  She and the neighborhood kids now have a new game, and Vayda is a motorcycle cop, who is out to catch the bad guy’s lol.  It’s fun to see the kids coming up with new games to play on their bikes, and takeing advantage of the few nice days we have had.

My children love Spokester because they sound cool, which is great but they offer more than just fun.  Spokesters are also safety device.  When my daughter is riding her bike motorists and pedestrians can hear her coming because of the Spokester the Bike Noisemaker.

Stocking Stuffer Idea 1024x682 6 Tips To Help Keep Kids Safe While Riding a BikeI highly recommend Spokesters!  Not only will they make you feel safer as a parent, you kids will love them!  They have inspired my kids to play new games on their bikes, which means more time outside away from the TV.  Plus they will make an awesome stocking stuffer for the fast approaching holiday season!  Remember FREE Shipping too!

You can get Spokester’s online at Spokester.com for only $7.99, but I recommend getting two.  One for the front and one for the back, the kids will love it, and you’ll appreciate the extra noise when your kids are outside on their bikes.

You can also find Spokester on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest.

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Comments

  1. says

    I shudder to think how I and the neighborhood kids rode bikes when we were growing-up. No helmets, no shoes and no awareness of the many dangers we faced. We used baseball cards between the spokes of our wheels, just to be cool, not keep safe. I’m glad as parents we have appropriate, clear messages to pass on to our children about safety,

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  3. Charlene says

    Thank you for writing about keeping our kids safe. To many times I see kids without helmets or riding in the middle of the street. It so important to supervise our children when their young so they learn how to be safe.

  4. Denise Elliottt says

    I think my kids would love these they love to make weird sound by themselves when they ride this would make a great gift for any kid that has a bike.

  5. Sarah L says

    We used to take playing cards and attach them with clothespins. We didn’t wear helmets growing up but I won’t ride now without mine.

  6. julie matek says

    I love this great invention! I would love these for my daughter for safety so everyone can hear her while she’s riding her bike:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  7. Christina Kelbel says

    I don’t make my son wear a helmet. I think they are kind of stupid and unnecessary for basic bike riding, but that’s just my opinion obviously. These spokester things are interesting but I don’t see the point for them either.

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