Teenagers and Safety

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  1. JRP

    JRP Beach Crab

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    Hello! I am visiting Grayton Beach with my kids next week. My 14yo daughter is bringing a friend (also 14). The girls would like to be able to ride their bikes around town and on the bike path to visit some of the other towns. Is this safe? Do people let their young teens bike around by themselves?

    The girls are smart and respectful. I’m not concerned about their behavior. They just want to check out the shops without having my younger kids (& me) along.

    I appreciate any comments or guidance on whether this is a good idea. This teen parenting is a new world for me! Thank you!
     
  2. Pura.Vida

    Pura.Vida Beach Comber

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    Yes. Safe. There are many teenagers riding bikes on the path. Although I strongly suggest bike headlights at night!!!
     
  3. Jimmy T

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    Yes, it's safe. They should be careful of traffic, though. And bicycle lights at night are a very good idea. Hope you have a great time in Grayton!
     
  4. upperarlington

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    Yep, they will be fine. My kids started going down when they were 12. Make sure they lock their bikes, as they can get "borrowed" at times.
     

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