On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law a five-year transportation bill that includes hundreds of millions of dollars per year for bicycle and pedestrian projects!
Earn the Cycling Badge
Download the Girl Scout Junior Cycling Badge requirements (pdf).
To earn the Cycling badge, I did these things:
1.) I learned about bike safety equipment like properly working brakes, a white light on the front, and a red reflector on the back. You can also wear bright reflective clothing or put a flag on your bike to make you more visible.
2.) I learned how to use a bike lock to keep my bike safe.
3.) I learned how to repair a flat tire. It was hard.
4.) I learned about bike lanes, sidewalk and road use, and I took several long rides on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. It's my favorite place to ride. I learned that bicyclists don't have to use bike lanes. They can ride on the sidewalk or the road.
5.) I rode 10 miles on the SVT!
6.) I taught my little sister how to use hand signals and a bike bell to let people know what we're planning to do on our bikes.