Bicycle Safety Curriculum
In September 2008 SHAPE America received a $324,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to create, implement, and evaluate a nationwide bicycle safety curriculum. SHAPE America and NHTSA collaborated to develop a fun, engaging curriculum that teachers and recreation professionals will use to teach safe bicycling to children in elementary school, middle school, high school, and recreation centers.
Bikeology Curriculum and Parent Guide
Bikeology is a ready-to-use bicycle-safety curriculum for physical education teachers and recreation specialists working with students in grades 6-12.
This curriculum (part 1 and part 2) is aligned with the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and includes lessons and assessments for the skills and knowledge students need to enjoy a lifetime of safe bicycling. It also includes a guide to share with parents that provides ways in which they can support safe bicycling, including guidance on selecting an appropriate bicycle and helmet for their child.
Funding and technical support for this project provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.