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Bike Smart Virginia Schools

Bike Smart Virginia Schools is a collaborative project with the Virginia Departments of Education, Health and Motor Vehicles and the non-profit organization, Bike Walk Virginia.

80% of childhood bike-related fatalities are due to the rider's error. Bike Smart, Virginia Schools! teaches children safe biking behavior in an effort to reduce the numbers for injuries and fatalities. This is accomplished by having a unit of on-the bike instruction (including: helmet safety, crash avoidance, bike handling skills, rules of the road etc.) as part of the school's Health and P.E. curriculum.

Bicycle Safety Programs have been adopted as part of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum in one or more schools in the following school districts:

Albemarle County Public Schools

Henrico County Public Schools

Alexandria City Public Schools

Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Arlington County Public Schools

Prince William County Public Schools

Charlottesville City Public Schools

Roanoke City Public Schools

Chesapeake City Public Schools

Roanoke County Public Schools

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Rockbridge County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools

Stafford County Public Schools

Fauquier County Public Schools

Symth County Public Schools

Galax City Public Schools

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Hanover County Public Schools

Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools

To ensure that students are taught current safety information and riding techniques, all teachers instructing bike safety as part of their health and physical education curriculum are encouraged to complete the Bike Smart Basics training.

Bike Smart Basics Training

Bike Smart Basics is a two-day hands-on training (12 hours) that is primarily focused on teaching bicycle safety and bicycle maintenance for bike safety programs in elementary, middle or high schools. Participants will practice teachable skills and teaching rubrics to gain ideas and methods to develop or enhance their bike safety program.

Requirements necessary to conduct a training are:

Course Providers and Contact Information

Heather Board, 804-864-7738
heather.board@vdh.virginia.gov


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Contact Us:

Information Line: 1-800-732-8333
Email: injury@vdh.virginia.gov

Phone: (804) 864-7732

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Last Updated: 05-11-2010

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