Grab your helmet and bike along with your backpack—today is Bike to School Day and May is Bike to School Month! People of all ages throughout the country are encouraged to commute to school (or work) actively and safely on their bicycle. Safe Routes to School is excited to celebrate along with you!
Biking is fun, healthy, community and family oriented, and a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get where you need to go. Leschi Elementary, West Woodland Elementary, and Stevens Elementary, are just some of the schools throughout Seattle celebrating the incredible benefits of safe biking this month. Even if you can’t bike all month long, make sure to participate today for Bike to School Day– last year 3,769 elementary school students rode their bikes on Bike to School Day! You can find your best bike route to school here.
Find out more about Bike to School Month through Cascade Bicycle Club. You can register your school for Cascade’s Bike to School Month Challenge and students can win prizes and awards for tracking their commute miles or minutes. You can also gather your friends and make a team for Washington Bikes’ Bike Everywhere Challenge. Get on the road, have some fun with friends and family, and get a chance to win prizes and bragging rights in this friendly competition.
Check this out if you’re interested in being a Bike to School Coordinator to help facilitate safe biking and make it easier for children to bike to school!
And bike safety in schools doesn’t stop at Bike Month. All elementary schools throughout the City are going to receive bike and pedestrian education programs as a part of their physical education! Just another reason to keep on celebrating the joys of biking.