National Bike to School Day 2015
Posted 4/9/2015 11:07:57 AM
RALEIGH-The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation is encouraging communities to join Bike to School Day on May 6. Bike to School Day is a national event that gives communities across the country the opportunity to join together in bicycling to school on the same day.
“Bike to School Day is a great way for friends and families to celebrate cycling” said NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Division Director Lauren Blackburn. “Parents and kids should use low-traffic routes, wear helmets and follow all traffic laws when cycling to school.”
The national event is part of the movement for year-round safe routes to school and encourages bicycling to school as a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute. Although Bike to School Day is a one day event, it is leading to long term change. Students, parents and teachers are using Bike to School day to inspire transformation in their communities.
Events can include walking, bicycling or both and can be held on the school campus, on a specific route or use the route from home to school (where safely possible). While National Bike to School Day is May 6, 2015, if that date doesn’t work for your school calendar, it’s fine to celebrate on a different day in May.
Schools, parents and community members can now register their event at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/. All registered events appear on the official Who's Biking map, making it easy to show potential or existing partners and media where events will take place.
Registering a Bike to School Day event provides organizers access to a variety of downloadable materials, including stickers, certificates, badges, classroom activities and a chance to win bikes, helmets, and other giveaways.
View on NCDOT.gov