The new Minnesota Walk! Bike! Fun! Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum was developed by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota through a federal SRTS grant provided by MnDOT and in collaboration with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
This two-part curriculum is designed specifically for Minnesota’s schools and is structured to meet Minnesota education standards. Walk! Bike! Fun! will help children ages five to 13 develop life-long skills through fun classroom activities and on-foot and on-bike skills practice. Students will learn traffic rules and regulations, the potential hazards to traveling, and handling skills needed to bike and walk effectively, appropriately and safely through their community.
2014-2015 was the first full academic year of Walk! Bike! Fun! teacher trainings and education support. Check out the evaluation summary for survey results and impact data collected throughout the last year.
The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is offering free technical assistance for schools or youth organizations who want help starting a program using the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum to teach kids safe walking and bicycling skills. Answer a few short questions identifying your needs in the request form.
Visit the BikeMN education website to learn more about teacher trainings in your area and to download a free copy of the curriculum.
A set of bicycles that is purchased for a school or school district for the use of bike-related student events. Bike fleets are used by students to promote healthy and active living and encourage biking to school. Bike fleets are used for class bike rides, bike clubs, class field trips, in-class biking instruction, bicycle rodeos, and integrated SRTS educational events with classroom teachers.
MnDOT is holding a grant solicitation to fund bicycle fleets. Find out more by visiting the MnDOT Safe Routes to School Grant Page here.
Check back soon for a new guide on bike fleets.