Register today for Bike to School Day! 

Strap on your helmet and lace up your shoes. National Bike to School Day is  May 5, 2021, and registration is now open!

To encourage participation regardless of where learning is happening, registration will be open to families, neighborhoods and schools this year. If you’re looking for inspiration for ways to celebrate during the pandemic, check out this list of event ideas created specifically for 2021 and the Bike to School Day 2020 annual report.

Bike to School Day allows participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. The event also brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to school. More than 60 percent of past Walk and Bike to School Day organizers said their events led to policy or environmental changes in their communities.   

While May 5 is this year’s official date, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in May that best fits their schedules. Register today to join the movement!  

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Plan Your Event

Would you like to plan a Bike to School Day event in your community in 2021? Check out the Getting Started Guide, which includes nine steps for taking your event from an idea to a reality!

This guide is intended for event organizers who like having a to-do list so that they know everything is covered.

Be sure to adapt your event to align with local public health guidance. 

 

Re-envisioning School Streets

Cities and schools working together can support safe walking and biking for students along with other benefits by closing or limiting motor vehicle access on a street adjacent to a school.

In Re-envisioning School Streets: Creating More Space for Children and Families, five case examples demonstrate how schools and cities have made temporary and permanent changes to support active travel.

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's Biking 2021

Thousands of schools and communities around the country register their events. See who has registered near you.
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Register

Register now for Bike to School Day! Help make it 'virtually' the best event yet!
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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 2019 was celebrated in all 50 states and DC, with over 5,100 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, safety organizations, 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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