A rodeo is a skills event for teaching youth basic bicycle handling skills. It's easy to do a bad job at organizing a rodeo. It's much more difficult to organize a good and effective one. A successful event will provide an opportunity for the participants to practice their bike handling skills and experience traffic situations they are likely to find in their community.
Click here for an interactive module, and be sure to check out An Organizer's Guide to Bicycle Rodeos. If you're looking for more detail, NHTSA's Cycling Skills Clinic is just what you're looking for.
For national data, this link will take you to the NHTSA 's page with links to current research. Additionally:
Chances are, if you're invovled in any kind of bicycle education effort, the topic of bicycle helmets cill come up. You may wonder about how important they really are, what thee law states about them, how to fit them, or where to find them. This page is designed to answer basic questions and steer you in the right direction.
The following bulletins are in PDF format and may be printed or reproduced as needed.
|I-01||What you want to know about helmets|
|IB-02||Common questions: laws about bicycles|
|IB-03||Bicycle-motor vehicle crashes|
|IB-04||Crash data and countermeasures|
|IB-05||What every parent should know|
|IB-06||An interdisciplinary approach to bicycle safety education|
|IB-07||Developmental characteristics that influence a child's behaviour as a bicyclist|
|IB-08||Five bicycle safety concepts to teach to 9-12 year olds|
|IB-09||Bicycling on the left, exploring the myth|
|IB-10||Motorists: sharing the road with cyclists|
|IB-11||Get fit through cycling|
|IB-12||Your child's safety: helping children avoid pedestrian traffic injuries|
|IB-13||Tips for cyclists|
|IB-14||Sharing the path|
|IB-16||Efficiency while cycling|
A fun activity booklet to help youth between ages 7 and 9
learn important traffic safety tips. A camera-ready copy is also available; see below for details on
ordering print materials.
Facts, tips, and answers to questions posed in the youth booklet.
A transportaiton safety activity booklet for upper-elementary aged youth.
A hands on 4-H project for youth ages 8-15. Available from the National 4-H Curriculum.
If you're interested in working with youth in bicycle safety, these links will take you to information that will make your job easier and more enjoyable. Start here for a brief overview.
Do you remember being a child on a bike? Who's at risk as a bicyclist? Click here to find out.
Teaching children traffic safety effectively requires a background in the developmental stages of youth and an understanding of how they perceive and behave in traffic. This module will help.
What does crash data tell us about how crashes happen? This module inlcudes a summary of crash data, describes the most common types of collisiions and suggest countermeasures to avoid them.