Bicycle Safer Journey

Skills for Safe Bicycling for Ages 5 to 18

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Online Bicycle Safety Resources for Teaching Ages 5-9

Comprehensive, age-appropriate curricula that include an opportunity for students to practice bicycle safety skills show the best results in improving bicycling behavior. Free, downloadable curricula and lesson plans that could be used to complement Bicycle Safer Journey are listed here.

Iowa Kids on the Move
Iowa Bicycle Coalition

Pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum for children in grades K-6. Lessons 14 – 16 are for children in grades 4-6 and address bike fit, helmet fit and safety, dressing for safety, bike check and rules of the road, including on-bike activities. Supplemental materials include permission slips for on-bike activities, and a skills checklist.

Let’s Go NC! A Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Skills Program for Active, Healthy Children
North Carolina Department of Transportation

Pedestrian and bicycle safety skills program that includes lesson plans, materials, activities and instructional videos for children in grades K-5. Program includes both in-class and on-bike, with younger children spending more time learning basic concepts and older children spending more time practicing skills on bicycles.

WalkSmart / BikeSmart Vermont!
Center for Health and Learning

Pedestrian safety curriculum for children in grades K-2, and bicycle safety curriculum for children in grades 2-6. Bicycle safety lessons begin on page 35 and address helmet safety, dressing for safety, bike quick check, and rules of the road. Supplemental materials include activity sheets and handouts, pre and post assessment tests, a letter for parents/guardians and a certificate of participation.

For more bicycle safety information and materials, see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Bicycles web page at, or visit the Federal Highway Administration web site at