About the Cycling Merit Badge
Scouts learn how to enjoy excursions on their bicycles while working on the Cycling merit badge. There is an emphasis on safety and planning in the requirements. There are options for completing the requirements by road biking or by mountain biking. The requirements can be completed by Scouts with any level of experience in cycling.
Either the Cycling merit badge OR the Hiking merit badge OR the Swimming merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout. Scouts who earn more than one of these badges may count the additional badges as electives.
- Requirements for the Cycling Merit Badge
- Resources and Related Achievements
- Bike Inspection Checklist
- Bicycle Helmet Fitting
- Bicycle Riding Log
- Bicycle Safety Crossword Puzzle
- Bike Hike Safety and Etiquette
- Bike Repair Tips
- Cycling Troop Program Feature
- BSA Bike Safety Guidelines
- 50 Miler Award
- National Outdoor Badges – Riding
- Start Your Engines! Scouts BSA Nova Award
- Cycling/Mountain Biking Ranger Elective
- Bicycle Rodeo Applause, Cheer, and Song
- Powdered Sports Drink Recipe
Resources and Related Achievements
You need to log your rides for the Cycling Merit Badge. Keep track of how many miles you have cycled with this bike log.
This crossword puzzle make a good starter activity for a meeting focused on bike safety.
Know the rules of the road before you go out riding.
To stay safe, you must keep your bike in good repair. These tips will help you.
This troop program feature will help youth leaders plan a series of meetings and a weekend outing around a cycling theme.
Before starting your cycling adventure, review the safety guidelines from the BSA.
The 50 Miler award is not just for hikers! You can also earn it by riding your bike.
If you ride a lot, you can also earn the National Outdoor Award for Riding. This is an advanced award which requires some dedication.
For those who are interested in the technology of cycling, this Nova award will let them delve deeper into the nuts and bolts and gears.
Older Scouts who are Venturers and want to challenge themselves further can earn this Ranger elective.
This is just something to add a little silliness to a cycling meeting.
Save some money and make your own sports drink with this recipe.