Bike Safety Presented by Sheryl L. Burdette 4-H Extension Educator Bicycle Statistics There are 85 million bicycle riders in the U.S. 773 bicyclists died on U.S. roads in 2006. 1 in 8 cyclists with reported injuries had a brain injury. Each year 300,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike injuries. Activities Bike Skillathon Bicycle Rodeo Gelatin Brain Mold “Stop Don’t Use Your Head!” Concentration Game Bike Skillathon Create stations about bicycling which could include: Identifying parts of bike Identifying road signs Identifying hand signals Identifying bicycle related tools Problem solving Pre-riding safety check Bike Rodeo Participants will ride a bike on an obstacle course learning safe bike- riding principles. Gelatin Brain Mold Anatomical Chart Company 8221 Kimball Avenue Skokie, IL 60076-2956 1-800-621-7500 http://www.anatomical.com/cart.asp Archie McPhee & Company http://www.mcphee.com/items/10375.html SKS Sibley Co. P.O. Box 1351 El Segundo, CA 90245 Phone: (323) 756-9880 “Stop, Don’t Use Your Head!” Use cantaloupes to demonstrate the purpose for wearing a helmet. You will need 2 cantaloupes. One ripe cantaloupe to drop on a hard surface so it cracks open One cantaloupe to be put in a helmet and dropped. Concentration Games Road Signs Bicycle Safety Concentration Directions Concentration Game #1-Make two sets of the picture pages. Youth will play concentration by matching the pictures. Concentration Game #2-Make a set of picture cards and a set of word cards. Youth will play concentration by matching the picture with the correct wording. *The concentration games have been created so they can be copied or printed on labels to make it easier to put together. They are formatted for Avery 5163 labels Additional Resources National Safe Kids Bike Safety with Bill Nye The 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Science Guy Suite 1000 http://dep.disney.go.com/education Washington, D.C. 20004-1707 al/store/detail?product_id=68A37 VL00 (202) 662-0600 www.safekids.org Maryland Department of Transportation website http://www.sha.state.md.us/safety Channing L. Bete. Company /bicycle_safety_currentlaws.asp 200 State Rd. South Deerfield, MA 01373 Local Safety Organizations, http://www.channing-bete.com department of public safety, law Drive Your Bicycle Safely enforcement agencies, bike shop, Coloring and Activities Book etc.