Due to the success of this program, the funds that Ride Illinois received from IDOT for the 2022-2023 school year have been exhausted.
Click the button below to donate to our BSQ Mini-grant Donation Shortfall campaign. All donations will be used to reimburse schools that have assigned our quizzes to their students.
Are students in your school learning about bicycle safety – from both bicyclist and motorist perspectives? Are they learning the details of relevant state laws and how to avoid common car-bicycle crashes? Too many people learn only superficial knowledge of these topics.
Thanks to IDOT’s Injury Prevention funding, we are reimbursing Illinois schools $2 per student, for staff time to assign and use our free, online BikeSafetyQuiz (BSQ) lessons as 20-30 minute online assignments. (The quiz stands alone as a lesson. There is no accompanying material for the teacher to present, so this could be a remote learning assignment.) Over 300,000 Illinois students and others have used the interactive, quiz-based BSQ resource to close an education gap and to make our roads safer.
This year’s grant, which runs from October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024, is available for three different BSQ lessons and student audiences:
Not sure which quiz is appropriate for your students? Before submitting your application, complete our Child Bicyclist Quiz and Adult Bicyclist Quiz to better understand the content and concepts included in each.
The sign-up (or renewal) forms have some more information and only a few brief questions. Every school that has applied over the past four years has been accepted.
When you sign up, we’ll make your school’s own quiz copy, then send you a link for your students to use and another for you to check their results. (Renewing schools will continue to use the same quiz copy and links.) Once per semester (or once your students have completed the quiz), teachers report how many students completed the quiz, then Ride Illinois will send a check to your school!
Ride Illinois invites you to join over 350 Illinois schools that use BSQ to increase their students’ knowledge of bike safety.
Still not convinced?! Download this overview document that summarizes the BSQ Mini-Grant program’s impact and growth since 2018.
The following chart is updated quarterly to reflect the impact of this popular education program.