Bike Smart/Walk Smart

Local Motion's Bike Smart program is a complete bike skill education program for children ages 5 and up.  Bike Smart is based on a game-rich bike skills curriculum developed by Local Motion and the Center for Health and Learning and is made possible by a fleet of FOUR 20' trailers: each equipped with everything an instructor would need to teach children how to be confident competent bicycle riders. 

Elementary school kids jumping for joy in front of a Bike Smart trailer at their school.

Each Bike Smart trailer includes 30+ kids' bikes (in a full range of sizes), training materials, helmets (including helmet disinfectant), tools, and safety handouts for families. Each trailer is delivered to the program site for one to two weeks (depending on the size of the group). The instructors run the program, utilizing the trailers bikes to their fullest--at recess or in after-school programs, or even as a break for a student overwhelmed by class. Many culminate their loan with an on-bike field trip, where students can practice their newly learned bike skills!  Instructors are supported by curriculum training, and by our Bike Smart staff, who are available to answer questions or solve issues with the trailers.

Since 2012, Bike Smart has served over 85,000 children, with over 400,000 hours of training in over 450 programs. Bike Smart has gone to over 130 towns and over 200 schools and camps in all 14 Vermont Counties!

Want to support our program? Donate here! We rely on your support to continue providing this extraordinary program to Vermont children.

We clearly think the Bike Smart Program is fantastic, otherwise, we wouldn't work so hard to bring it to schools, after-school programs, and camps across the state. But don't take our word for these testimonials!

Want to put yourself on the contact list to be notified when the trailer request forms open up?
We generally send out notification emails for Fall sign-up by early-mid August, for the Spring sign-up by mid-March, and for the Summer Sign up by mid-May.
The Bike Smart form for the school year closes in March of each year.  If the school request form is closed, use the Bike Smart Interest Sign-Up form.

Bike Smart Interest Sign Up

Request Bike Smart Trailer for Fall or Spring!

Request Bike Smart Trailer for Summer!

Resources for Your Bike Smart Loan


Bike Smart FAQs

We've compiled a list of FAQs concerning our Bike Smart program! Can't find the answer to your question?

Please contact us at [email protected].


Bring Bike Smart to your School!

Our Bike Smart program teaches students all across Vermont how to bike smartly, safely, and confidently thanks to our classrooms on wheels. Vermont schools and summer programs can now borrow the Bike Smart trailer -- full of kids' bikes and all equipment and supplies needed for on-bike skills training at a heavily prorated fee. The trailer includes everything you need to teach bike skills to kids in grades 3 through 8. Find out more about how your local school can borrow our equipment!

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