The SCBC/SRTS Program has developed or adapted a number of age-appropriate, easy-to-teach lessons and/or worksheets to teach bicycle safety & skills to fourth through eighth grade children.
Some of the lessons require materials that are not available for download. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about borrowing or purchasing such materials.
4th-5th Grade (Let's Go Biking - Bicycle Basics):
The Let's Go Biking Curriculum was developed by North Carolina State University's Institute for Transportation Research and Education and adapted for use in California by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition Safe Routes to School Program.
- Let's Go Biking Lesson 1: Getting Ready to Ride (in-classroom)
- Let's Go Biking Lesson 2: Bicycling Basics (in-classroom)
- Let's Go Biking Lesson 3: Bike Control (on-bicycle)
- Let's Go Biking Lesson 4: Cooperative Riding (on-bicycle)
- Let's Go Biking Lesson 5: Basic Traffic Skills (on-bicycle)
- Helmet Safety - supplemental lesson delving more deeply into helmet safety
- Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Jeopardy - supplemental lesson & fun conclusion to bicycle/pedestrian safety basics
- Printable Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Jeopardy Cards
- Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Student/Parent Pledge (English & Spanish)
- Bike Safe, Bike Smart Handout (English) (Spanish)
- Let's Go Biking Instructor Guide
5th-8th Grade (Street Skills for Young Cyclists)
Our 5th-8th grade curriculum can be customized based on number of days available for in-classroom and on-bicycle instruction. We recommend a minimum of three 45-50 minute periods of in-class instruction to cover the basic concepts at the 5th-8th grade level. Refer to the "Three-Day Outline" below for an example of how to teach bike skills if only utilizing three periods of classroom time.
- Introduction to 5th-8th grade Curriculum, pre/post assessment, and permission slip (Eng/Span)
- Table of Contents
- Three Day Outline
- Lesson 1 (in-classroom): Bike Skills Talk
- Lesson 2 (in classroom): Helmet Safety
- Lesson 2a (in classroom): Know Your Bike
- Lesson 3 (on-bicycle): Over the Shoulder Checks
- Lesson 4 (on-bicycle): Negotiating Intersections
- Lesson 5 (on-bicycle): Community Ride
- Lesson 6 (in classroom): Bicycle Communication
- Lesson 7 (in classroom): Bikes and the Law
- Lesson 8 (in classroom): Hazards
- Lesson 9 (in classroom): Gear-Up