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BIKE

Before you begin your PowerUp biking adventure, do an ABC quick check on your bike to make sure everything is working properly.  

 

ABC Quick Check:

"A" IS FOR AIR
Check the air pressure, spin the wheels, and make sure the tires are not worn out.

"B" IS FOR BRAKES
Make sure your brakes work! Spin the back wheel and apply the brake; make sure the wheel stops. Do the same for the front tire. If the bike has hand brakes, check to see that the levers don’t hit the handlebars when squeezed.

"C" IS FOR CHAIN AND COGS
Push the pedals to see if the chain makes the rear wheel spin. The chain should look like metal, not rust or black gunk. If the bike has gears, check to make sure the chain can shift between them.

"QUICK" REFERS TO QUICK RELEASE
Some bikes have quick releases on the wheels or seat post. Check to make sure they are tight and closed properly.

"CHECK" STANDS FOR CHECK
After making sure the seat and handlebars are tight and the proper height, ride the bicycle around to check that everything works well.

 

Want to host a Walk! Bike! Fun! rodeo in your community? Contact us at info@powerup4kids.org. For more information visit www.bikemn.org