May 7 marks the third annual National Bike to School Day and the response so far has been amazing. Already there are 1,094 events registered at www.WalkBiketoSchool.org from 47 states and the District of Columbia. As it stands, Oregon is in the lead in the statewide registration race with 150 to date, followed by California, Florida and Michigan. Take a look at the “Who’s Biking” map to see who's gearing up for this year’s national event.
Register your event and be entered in the Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Giveaway. Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program will give away ten bicycles and 20 helmets to ten lucky schools or student-focused community organizations that have registered to participate in this year’s Bike to School Day event. Registration closes on May 31, 2014.Additionally, all local resources that register on the website will be included in the final drawing and will be given the opportunity to select a school to receive the bikes on behalf of that resource.
Need help finding activities to put your event over the top? WalkBiketoSchool.org has a collection of more than 50 event ideas compiled from experienced Walk and Bike to School event organizers. Some of these ideas are simple, others are more complex. Think about what fits your event and community.
To help Bike to School Day newcomers and last-minute organizers, WalkBiketoSchool.org has a resource to help you plan an event in less than two weeks. Plan an Event in Seven Days provides a day-by-day to-do list to gear up an event to hit the streets.
National Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
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