Statewide School-Based Bicycle Education

Cascade works collaboratively with community organizations, Educational Service Districts, school districts, and WSDOT to award funds for cycling education programs across Washington. Together we are developing lifelong advocates for active mobility to advance our state's climate, public health, and equity goals.

The Statewide School-Based Bicycle Safety Education Program, created as part of Move Ahead Washington legislation, includes two programs: One for elementary and middle school students (grades 3-8) to be implemented in school physical education classes, and another for middle and high school youth (grades 6-12) to be implemented out of school or after school. The purpose is “to develop students’ skills and street safety knowledge to be more confident bicyclists for transportation and/or recreation.”

Cascade is working with educators and community leaders across the state to implement the statewide bike education programs, which will phase in over 16 years and are expected to reach 90 percent of Washington state students by 2039. Equity is central to this expansion as Cascade is prioritizing partners who serve communities where equity, safety, and community plans point to the highest needs.

A student smiles while bicycling on an adaptive tricycle during gym class

Let's Go

In-school program for youth in grades 3-8 in PE classrooms across Washington state. This is the largest statewide youth bike education curriculum in the United States.


Youth Development

Extracurricular opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. Teaming with partners, students, and local communities to brainstorm ideas for after-school programs similar to Major Taylor Project.

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Funded by Washington's Climate Commitment Act

Cascade's Statewide School-Based Bicycle Education Program is supported with funding from Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. The CCA supports Washington’s climate action efforts by putting cap-and-invest dollars to work reducing climate pollution, creating jobs, and improving public health. Information about the CCA is available at