BikeSafe for Parks

What is the BikeSafe Parks Curriculum?

BikeSafe Parks is an on-bike curriculum, tailored for camps, parks departments, and organizations with access to bicycles. It has been adapted from our evidence-based BikeSafe school curriculum.

The curriculum aims to improve bicycle safety and promote youth wellness through a series of interactive off-bike and on-bike activities. The content is recommended for children ages 8-15, and BikeSafe's online training accredits existing staff members to teach the curriculum on site.

Online training for the Parks curriculum will be available in mid-2018.

What it includes

The BikeSafe Parks curriculum includes:

  • Online training for new instructors
  • Suggested talking points to lead discussions
  • Detailed instructions for activity set-up and application
  • Four off-bike stations with group discussions and aerobic activities
  • Two on-bike stations teaching power pedal techniques and scanning/signaling drills
  • Additional instructions and visuals for physical and developmental disability inclusivity
  • Split activity guidelines to accommodate large groups
  • Optional Obstacle Soccer activity and neighborhood bike ride guides
  • Supplemental activities and tip sheets

The Results

  • The University of Miami BikeSafe Parks curriculum has been taught in 141 camp sessions since 2010, educating over 4,000 children through our partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces.
  • In 2017, the curriculum was redesigned to include new special education content. The updated, inclusive curriculum brought bicycle and handcycle safety to 300 youths with physical and developmental disabilities, over the course of 16 sessions.

Gallery of past Parks sessions

Metacumbe Park

Amelia Earhart Park

Goulds Park