The Minnesota Walk! Bike! Fun! Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum is a two-part curriculum designed specifically for Minnesota's schools and youth education programs. It is structured to meet Minnesota education standards and is an important part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Program. Walk! Bike! Fun! helps children ages five to 13 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.
2019 marks five years of Walk! Bike! Fun! teacher trainings and education support. Check out the five-year evaluation summary for survey results and impact data collected from WBF participants.
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 has held grant solicitation to fund bicycle fleets. Find out more by visiting the MnDOT Safe Routes to School Grant Page here.
Learn more about acquiring, managing and maintaining a bike fleet by downloading the Bike Fleet Guide.
New York Mills puts their MnSRTS-funded bike fleet to good use with bicycle safety education.