Ride Illinois has created activity sheets for children ages 5-8 and ages 9+ and include tips for parents and adults to use to reinforce safety with kids. Click the links below to download PDFs of our activity sheets.
Our BikeSafetyQuiz (also available in Spanish) has a quiz for children, geared for 4th and 5th graders (or younger, with adult help). Users learn safety techniques and relevant state laws in through an interactive quiz.
How to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike: An article written for REI with one of the experts for the article being Ride Illinois’ Gina Kenny, who has taught more than 500 kids and adults how to ride. Need more help? You can schedule a class or private lesson here. Some park districts and REI also have how to ride a bike classes.
Kids on Bikes in Illinois: A 12-page pamphlet previously printed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Bicycle Rules of the Road: From the Illinois Secretary of State, an eight-page booklet with general rules for all bicyclists, but geared toward younger riders.
Guide To Bicycle Rodeos: We recommend this detailed guide for those conducting bike rodeos.