RESOURCES FOR TEACHING BIKE SAFETY AT HOME
Please read before using these resources
We’ve created this page to aggregate links to videos, activities, and other resources for parents, guardians, relatives, and caregivers interested in teaching bike safety at home. With schools closed, it’s important for children to engage in healthy outdoor exercise. However, children and adults must ride safely to prevent injuries that could place demands on already burdened healthcare providers and emergency responders.
Remember to ride at least six feet apart from other people who do not live in your household. Please consult our Cycling and Corona Virus page for more information before going out for a ride.
SAFETY EDUCATION RESOURCES
Source: Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center
School’s out for now, but the Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource center has plenty of information about biking, walking, and rolling that can be used no matter where you are going. Materials include videos, safety education toolkits, and lesson plans and curricula. If you want to make your community safer when it’s time to return to school, GSRTS has the resources and guidance you need.
SMART CYCLING GUIDES FOR CHILDREN (AND ADULTS)
Source: Georgia Bikes
Georgia Bikes’ Kid’s Guide to Smart Cycling helps kids learn the rules of the road, bike and helmet fitting, and how to ride safely. Packed with illustrations, it also teaches kids to identify the part of a bike and conduct a pre-ride safety check. Also available on our Safety Publications page are the Cyclist Pocket Guide for adults in English and Spanish, along with additional safety publications.
BICYCLE SAFER JOURNEY
Source: Federal Highway Administration
Bicycle Safer Journey helps educators, parents and others who care about bicycle safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Three videos — one for each of three age groups (Ages 5-9, 10-14, and 15-18) — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator’s resource library can be used as an introduction to bicycle safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
BIKE SAFETY ACTIVITY SET
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The kit contains age-appropriate activities emphasizing crashes and related injuries while bicycling. The games and activities included in this kit are designed to teach children the basics about bicycle safety, including the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet, recognizing traffic signs and signals, how to behave in a safe manner while riding a bicycle, and other cycling safety tips.
BIKE SAFETY FOR KIDS
Source: Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Safe Kids places emphasis on properly-fitted helmets to reduce the risk of head injuries. The site features helmet-fitting tips and videos, along with bike safety tips and other information. Also available is information on why helmets and other protective gear are so important not just when riding bikes, but also when using scooters, skates and skateboards.