All Washington DC 2nd grader kids to learn how to ride a bike

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This year, the D.C. public school system is experimenting with a new physical education class module in which all second-graders will learn how to ride a bike. The more than 400 bikes are being circulated through D.C. schools, courtesy of the district's Department of Transportation, as a part of a larger city initiative called “Cornerstones." “As an educator, we want to pair enjoyment with being physically active, and I’m having them learn that without them even knowing it,” P.E. teacher Mike Richards told ABC News. Many of the students already know how to hop on and ride, but most don’t know the hand signals needed to be responsible on the road, school officials said. They’re also taught general bike safety, like how to put on a helmet and check for flat tires before pedaling off.