Senior Clinical Operations Supervisor Jeff Taylor is a founding member of the Cypress Creek EMS Bike Medic Response Team. He’s also certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) to teach new bike officers and bike medics, as well as new IPMBA instructors. But, recently his students were a bit younger.
They were Cub Scouts in the six to eight year old range, plus one little sister on a tricycle.
Jeff taught Cub Scout Den # 1928 all about bicycle safety, checked their helmets for proper fit and showed them the finer points of bicycle maneuvering including slow speed balancing skills.
In this video, riders attempt to keep their bikes balanced without touching the ground in a space that gets smaller and smaller.
Intersection safety, the rules of the road, and hand signals where among the lessons taught by Jeff with the assistance of former CCEMS Paramedic Eric Rasch, who is now a Physician’s Assistant.
The Cub Scout training took place at the Prince of Peace Catholic Community (19222 Tomball Parkway).
Finally, here’s a useful Safety Tip for Parents. If you want your child to wear his or her helmet, consider an unusual one like this one below. If they think it’s cool, they are more likely to wear it.