Youth Bicycle Education: Bike Sense
Teaching our children to operate a bike safely is an important step in reducing accidents and fatalities on our city roads. The Bike Sense program is designed to teach children how to operate a bike, learn the rules of the road (or bike laws) and avoid potential hazards while operating their bicycle.
The enforcement component of the Bike Sense Program bridges the gap between training and enforcement of bicycle safety measures. Louisville Metro Police officers have the opportunity to advocate and enforce bicycle safety measures by mentoring, coaching and enforcing the bicycle safety rules that have been taught to students in their Bike Sense Training. The collaboration of training and enforcement allows children to receive constant reinforcement on proper bicycle safety measures with an engaging and supportive approach by community members.
Before implementing the Bike Sense On-Bike! Curriculum we strongly suggest you become Bike Sense Certified. A Free one day, Bike Sense certification will teach the knowledge and skills necessary by Bike Louisville, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) and the US Department of Education (USDOE) to train and certify teachers to teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade elementary school students in the concepts and skills related to bicycle safety.