Student-owned bicycles used in Way2Go Bike Ed will be checked before the practical sessions begin.
This means that:
Overall Program Responsibility
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (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.
The organisation that is carrying out your school’s bike safety check will notify you via email.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.