In September my mom told me that people on the Duvall Facebook group were concerned about bicyclist etiquette on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. I love riding my bike on the SVT, so I was concerned, too. I know how to use hand signals, to ride on the right, and to let people on the trail know when I'm going to pass them. I wondered if maybe not everyone knows the rules and good manners of bike riding. That gave me the idea to create a pamphlet with all the bike rules in it.
The first thing I did was research the state and county bike laws. I learned that bikes are vehicles and must obey all the same traffic laws as cars. My mom helped me to start making this website to share what I was learning. When I finished my pamphlet, I put it on this website so anyone can download it and my mom let the Facebook group know about it.
I felt like I needed to do more so I took a long ride down the SVT and watched people on their bikes. I noticed that not everyone wears a bike helmet. I had learned that everyone in King County must wear a helmet. It's the law. I made a webpage about getting a helmet that fits correctly and is comfortable. During my rides, I completed a “Bikeability Checklist” and looked at the problem-solving suggestions.
Then I made an activity book that I could give to kids, so they can learn about bike safety in a fun way. I put it on this website, too.
During this project, I also completed the Junior Cycling badge and the Girls on Wheels patch project. I put the requirements for those projects in my kids' activity book and on this website.