Seventy percent of children ride their bikes annually, but in Ohio only 10-20 percent of these children wear helmets. Each year more than 275,000 children under the age of 16 are injured while riding their bicycles. Many of these injuries could be prevented or made less severe if children followed the proper safety techniques, like wearing a helmet or following bicycle riding rules. Some children still do not know the rules of riding safely or consequences of not wearing a helmet, so the Rainbow Injury Prevention Center is working hard to educate children about being bicycle safe. The Rainbow Injury Prevention Center has an active bicycle safety program that provides fun, child-oriented presentations to schools and community groups throughout Greater Cleveland.
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Safe Kids Greater Cleveland also offer bulk bike helmet sales. This program is designed for persons conducting youth programs to obtain bike helmets for the group at a low cost. For more information on this program, please see Bulk Helmet Sales.
- apraxia activity – bicycle safety activity for children
- bicycle & skating safety fact sheet for parents and educators
- bicycle safety fact sheet for parents and educators
- bicycle safety helmet activity sheet for children
- bicycle safety program for educators
- bicycle safety questions for educators
- bicycle safety rules handout for children
- find the right sports helmet activity for children
- helmet decorating activity for children
For more information on bicycle safety, please contact the Safe Kids Greater Cleveland Coordinator.