Girl Scout Bike Club is a five-week summer healthy living program designed to build girls’ confidence in biking and inspire them to include biking in their everyday lives. The Bike Club Program teaches girls skills in bike safety, maintenance, nutrition, advocacy, and route planning.
Girls must provide their own bike, helmet, and bring a water bottle to each meeting.
Bike Club 1
Girls will learn bike safety, bike maintenance, rules of the road, ride preparations, route planning, and bike advocacy. Each session will also include a group ride.
Mountain Bike Club
Girls will learn mountain biking skills such as biking on a trail, keeping their balance and bike maintenance. Girls of all biking experiencing are welcome to participate. Mountain Bike Club is currently available in Rochester only.
Virtual Bike Club
Girls will meet virtually each week to learn bike safety, bike maintenance, rules of the road, ride preparations, route planning, and bike advocacy. Girls will be encouraged to go on rides with their family or friends outside the meeting time and will share about their biking adventures during virtual meetings.
Interested in leading a bike club in your city?
If you or a group of go-getter volunteers in your area are interested in facilitating a Girl Scout Bike Club in your community, Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Keys to Leading a Successful Bike Club
- There must be a minimum of 15 girls in grades 2–6 (maximum 25) participating in the Bike Club.
- There must be four reliable adult volunteers to attend and chaperone every weekly Bike Club session.
- Girl Scout volunteer-led clubs will receive support from Girl Scouts River Valleys staff, t-shirts, and a stipend for expenses.
- You’ll need to complete a three-hour Bike Alliance of Minnesota training.
- Must be committed to facilitating the Bike Club program once a week from July–August.
- It helps to have a local bike coalition or community bike club in your area. They may assist with educating girls on all-things bikes and identifying the safest biking routes in town.
- Connect with the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership contact in your county (this person may help with supplies and training).