Middle School Bike Skills will help kids gain valuable skills and confidence to safely ride to school and beyond. The course is taught by League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructors (LCI). The course begins with an in-person interactive review of cycling basics. Participants then move to smaller groups for on-bike instruction: bike/helmet checks, skills practice on a protected black-top area, and a bike ride around the neighborhood to put those newly learned skills to practice. The class is open to children entering 6th – 8th in the fall. Participants skill level should be Level 4/5 or higher to participate in this class – meaning they should already know how to start independently, safely stop using their brakes, ride in a straight line for at least 50 feet, and ride one handed for a short distance. Each student must have one parent/guardian attend to observe and participate in the entire class. Everyone (student AND parent/guardian) must bring a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)-compliant HELMET and a WELL OPERATING BIKE that is safe to ride.