Encouragement

Tips of the Trade on Successful Bike Rodeos

This short document provides guidance on starting a bicycle rodeo, including things to think about during the planning stages, publicity, and fundraising.

Authoring Organization: 
Helmets R Us

Organizing a Bicycle Skills Rodeo

"Bicycle rodeos are a fun way to introduce children ages 5-12 to bicycle safety skills. Rodeos can be tailored for the space and time available. Rodeo stations, for example, can be added or eliminated depending on numbers of children and volunteer helpers, space available, and time allotted. Rodeos can be run with or without a point system and rewards/certificates. Details about what props are provided and which stations to choose for a successful rodeo are listed."

Authoring Organization: 
Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation

Explore other program tools:

Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids

This report details the research done by Pyramid Communications on Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in schools during school hours and after hours. After compiling and analyzing the data, Pyramid Communications make recommendations and conclusions regarding the state of schools and ways to improve the health of all students.

Authoring Organization: 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Getting Your Kids to Wear Bike Helmets

This pamphlet helps answer various questions parents may have when trying to encourage children to wear bike helmets.

Authoring Organization: 
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Bike Safety Cartoon

This cartoon teaches children to check their helmets, brakes, handlebars, and tires before riding.

Authoring Organization: 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Bicycle Safety: What Every Parent Should Know

This document dispells myths of bicycling, outlines common types of bicycle/motor vehicles crashes, and offers safety information for parents when instructing children on bike riding.

Authoring Organization: 
Active Living Resource Center

Be a Safe Bike Driver: Younger Kids

This flyer offers a bicycle safety quiz as a tool for teaching older children how to safely ride their bikes on the road.

The sheet provides two short true/false quizzes to instruct young kids on safe riding practices. The reverse side is a letter to parents.

The site also provides a safety sheet for older kids.

Authoring Organization: 
League of Illinois Bicyclists

Explore other program tools:

Be a Safe Bike Driver: Older Kids

The 1-page being age appropriate document covers topics such as how the bicyclist should ensure they are seen by the drivers, how to check the bicycle for safety and proper helmet use.

Authoring Organization: 
League of Illinois Bicyclists

Explore other program tools:

Safe Routes in Action Video

This video outlines the success of a Safe Routes to School program at Foothill Elementary in Boulder, Colorado. The video was developed by the Colorado Safe Routes to School program within the Colorado Department of Transportation. For more information on the Colorado SRTS program, please visit http://www.dot.state.co.us/BikePed/SafeRoutesToSchool.htm.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Safe Routes to School Program

Explore other program tools: