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Riding safely in SH


October 23, 2019

FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students ride with bicycle safety educator Jay Thatcher of Corvallis on Elm Street.

The small group of cyclists pedal up 6th Avenue, toward Elm Street, on a recent sunny afternoon – half a dozen fifth-graders and two adults.

They approach a stop sign at an intersection, and the youngster in the lead pulls up and stops.

"Signal," one of the adults yells.

The boy extends his right arm, then turns the corner as the others follow.

It's another day – the final day, actually – of Sweet Home's Bike Safety Education Program at Foster School.

The class is taught by retired PE teacher Jay Thatcher, a Corvallis-based bicycle safety educator who began teaching bicycle safet...

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