AES Bike Club

The AES Wildcat Bike Club is offered to 5th grade students, and meets on Friday afternoons in two 10-week sessions:
Fall (September  to December) and Spring (March to May).  During these 10-week sessions our goal is to include six rides.  The extra weeks serve in accounting for rain cancellations.

A parent meeting is during the third week of school to talk about what our goals are: safe riding practices, bike handling skills, safest routes, cardiovascular fitness, endurance, the fun of exploring, and learning about our local history, ecology and geology.  A key component in the permission slip is the safety and courtesy agreement.  This agreement, signed by students and parents, stipulates that students follow all rules without question, ride always in a safe manner, represent our school in a positive way, and show courtesy to other bike club members.  Students will be held to this agreement based on a ‘two strikes and out’ policy.

Our first meeting will be on campus as we do bike fitting, helmet fitting, and work on bike handling skills such as riding in a straight line, cornering, and braking.

Our rides will be as follows (click below for maps and directions):

Tour de Turk
Canal and Creek

Union City Library

Coyote Hills
Quarry Lakes
Hayward Regional Shoreline
Alameda Creek Trail - North Side

FALL SESSION

Friday, October 2

2:15 - 5pm

Bike Fit and Rodeo (on campus)

Friday, October 9

2:15 - 5pm

ʻTour de Turkʼ

 

Friday, October 16

2:15 - 5pm

ʻCanal and Creekʼ

Friday, October 23

2:15 - 5pm

UC Library Ride

Friday, October 30

2:15 - 5pm

Coyote Hills

Friday, November 6

2:15 - 5:30pm

Quarry Lakes

Friday, November 13

2:15 - 5:30pm

Hayward Shoreline

Friday, November 20

2:15 - 5:30pm

Alternate Ride Day*

     

SPRING SESSION

 

 

Friday, March 4

2:15 - 5pm

Bike Fit and Rodeo (on campus)

Friday, March 11

2:15 - 5pm

 'Tour de Turkʼ

 

Friday, March 18

2:15 - 5pm

ʻCanal and Creekʼ

Friday, March 25

2:15 - 5pm

UC Library Ride

Friday, April 1

2:15 - 5pm

Coyote Hills

Friday, April 15

2:15 - 5:30pm

Quarry Lakes

Friday, April 22

2:15 - 5:30pm

Hayward Shoreline

Friday, April 29

2:15 - 5:30pm

Alternate Ride Day*

Friday, May 5

2:15 - 5:30pm

Alternate Ride Day*

* these are ʻmake-upʼ days only - in case a ride gets rained out.