Let’s keep the momentum going!

Youth riding bikes on a road.Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating the ninth annual Bike to School Day – and the first one we celebrated from a distance – last week. Families, community groups, agencies and organizations across the country came together in spirit, while physically apart, to take a bike ride or walk, celebrate the benefits of active mobility and remind transportation professionals and community leaders about the need for places to safely bike and walk. For all that you do to support safe active travel, we raise our helmets to you. 

Let’s keep the momentum going! 

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Two Vision Zero for Youth Info Briefs

Events as tools for change

Find out how events like Bike and Walk to School Day can inspire changes that improve the ability to bike and walk to school.

The benefit of slowing down traffic - starting where children walk and bike

Read more about the importance of addressing speed and how starting where children walk and bike can help grow support for wider safety-focused efforts.

 

Plan Your Event in 2020

Would you like to start a Walk to School Day event in your community?  Find out how your event can be a powerful catalyst for improving safety and building a healthy community for everyone.

Check out a new webinar series designed for Walk to School Day event organizers.

Archived videos of all webinars are available here.

 

PLAN an event


How to Plan

Walk and Bike to School Day events can be simple or elaborate. A school might start by hosting a big event, and then hold low key events over time. Another place might start simple and then build efforts in subsequent years. Read on to learn more about planning the event.
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Event Ideas

Walk and bike events come in all sizes. Make the event something that will resonate with what families, the school and broader community care about. Browse these ideas to help you plan your event.
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Get Media Attention

Promoting your event in the community can help build awareness of your event theme or cause, such as healthy habits, neighborhood safety or a sense of community. We’ve provided some tools to help you get started.
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Downloadable Materials

Use these downloadable materials to help with promoting your event, decorating the school, or getting the students involved in and excited about the celebration.
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SEE who's signed up


Who Biked

May 8, 2019, was the eighth annual National Bike to School Day, and participation set a new record with more than 3,400 registered events. Find out who participated this year and in previous years.
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Who Walked

Walk to School Day  2018 set a new participation record with over 5,600 registered events. See who stepped up, and find out who walked in previous years.
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BEYOND the day


Year-Round Biking and Walking

For most schools, a one-day event is not enough. Communities see the promise of healthier students and safer streets. Learn more about transitioning your event into ongoing activities.
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Student Education

Programs that encourage walking and bicycling should also incorporate safety education. In order for children to adopt new skills, they need practice time and repeated reinforcement of the key messages. The following walking and biking resources can help.
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Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, law enforcement, advocacy groups, community leaders and government to improve the well-being of children by walking and biking to school.
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Learn more


Why Walk or Bike

Events are a wonderful way to celebrate the joy and independence of walking and biking to school and they bring schools and communities together for a common purpose. Most of all, they are fun!
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About the Events

The first National Walk to School Day was held in 1997 and the first-ever National Bike to School Day was celebrated in 2012 across the USA. Join communities as they walk and bicycle to school for these events each year.
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About Us

The National Center for Safe Routes to School, the coordinating agency for Walk and Bike to School Day, is committed to empowering communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe, appealing, preferred choice for families.
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Contact Us

Do you have a question or comment about Walk to School Day or Bike to School Day? Want to share your event stories and photos? We’d love to hear from you!
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