NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
National Bike to School Day each year encourages students and classrooms to celebrate the energy of National Bike Month. The observance built on the popularity of National Walk to School Day, which is celebrated each October. It creates opportunities for schools across the nation to join together and support bike safety for students and faculty.
The initiative focuses on healthy lifestyles, safety, and fostering community participation. Schools and the surrounding neighborhoods participate in the campaign by raising awareness of traffic rules, increasing physical activity in our daily lives, and including neighborhood awareness to share the road with cyclists.
Each year, the program provides campaign materials and event ideas to help guide educators, too. Some activities include:
- Group rides
- Learning signals and traffic rules
- Equipment safety checks
- Healthy living, healthy breakfasts
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBikeToSchoolDay
Join the movement! Bike to school or around your neighborhood. Practice safe cycling while getting out and about in your neighborhood. Enjoy physical activity and friendship, too! The best way to celebrate this day is to bike to school! Use #NationalBikeToSchoolDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY HISTORY
In coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month, the first National Bike to School Day was celebrated on May 9, 2012. There were close to 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia that joined together and encouraged children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
In 2013, more than 1,700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, participated in events, which took place throughout the month.
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May 6, 2020