Walk/Bike to School Days

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International Walk to School Day: October 6, 2021

Join hundreds of schools and thousands of kids from around the world in this annual celebration of active transportation. To get started, download our 5 step planner below.

Download the flier on this page or ask us how to get an event or a year-long program off the ground at your school!

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Walktober is here!

Join us on a month-long celebration of active transportation. Each week, we’ll post 3 new activities to share with your family and friends to help you get out walking this month. Click on the images to download each week’s packet of files.

Week 1

Bike Month is here! 

This year, we can’t gather together to celebrate Bike to School Day as in years past, but it’s still a great time to focus on safety, fun and community connection. We’re providing a week of ideas from May 2 to May 8 to help you do just that. Get ready to ride with a proper helmet fitting, bike check and review of the rules of the road. Practice your routes to school or to a fun destination in your neighborhood. Have fun, be safe and be sure to share your experiences online with selfies #WalkMoreBikeMore #BikeToSchoolDay #BikeMonth

Friday, May 1: Welcome Bike Month by getting inspired with these fun videos: 

Shed the Monster • Bike Safety Tips from First 5 LA

Saturday, May 2: Get ready to roll by learning how to properly fit your helmet watch this helmet fit video for tips to do it correctly. 

Sunday, May 3: Get ready to roll with an ABC Quick Check for the whole family –  watch this ABC Quick Check video to learn how to check your bike before each ride.

Monday, May 4: Get ready to roll by reviewing essential rules of the road. Check out this link to learn more.

Tuesday, May 5: Get inspired: Chalk up your driveway, add posters in your windows, and be sure to review routes to school!

Wednesday, May 6: Get outside: You’ve checked your helmet and bike and reviewed the rules of the road… Time to Ride! 

Thursday, May 7: Express yourself: Download the How to Draw a Bicycle or My Perfect Bicycle and post with #2020KidsColor

Friday, May 8: Share your success! Take our #2020WalkChallenge and post pics from your rides this week for a chance to win. Details HERE

Safe Riding Tips can be found HERE

Walking and biking to school helps kids get more activity in their day, reduces traffic and pollution around schools and provides opportunities to teach kids safe, responsible habits.

Planning a Walk to School program or event is not as hard as it seems. To get started, download our fliers on this page: Walk/Bike to School Event Planner and Top 10 Reasons to Walk or Bike to School

And remember, walking or biking to school does not necessarily mean door-to-door or even everyday. Take the 3 Block Challenge and park and walk at least 3 blocks to school at least once every week. Each day and every block you don’t drive makes a big difference. So whether you walk to school once a month, once a week or every day, know you are doing your part to create a healthier, safer community.