Bicycle Safety c. 1963

Thanks to those of you who have already given me feedback on the video we show kids in our bicycle safety classes. I’d still love to hear from you. In sharp contrast, I wanted to share a slightly odd (okay, bizarrely morbid), vintage short film called “One Got Fat,” which taught children of the 60s lessons of safer cycling.

Watch a group of ‘monkey’ children get picked off one by one for poor bicycling habits as they head to the park for lunch! The rules of safe cycling are pretty much the same today. No one wore helmets back then and there was a stronger emphasis on registering your bicycle. Despite the creepiness, an amusing little film (taken in context, of course).

Narration by Edward Everett Horton of “Fractured Fairytales” (Old Rocky and Bullwinkle) fame.


About Kathryn Moore / South Florida Bike Coalition

I'm the President of the South Florida Bike Coalition - a 100% volunteer organization of people dedicated to using their skills and experience to effect more, better bicycling from the Keys to Martin County.

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