Tod marks the first ever National Bike to School Day. Schools, cities, bicycle groups, public health organizations and parents alike are organizing bike rides and bike trains to school to highlight and celebrate the benefits of choosing student-powered transportation to school.
To date, more than 700 Bike to School Day events in 49 states and the District of Columbia have already registered on the official website, www.walkbiketoschool.org. And the total number of participating schools is expected to grow throughout May, which is National Bike Month.
Bike to School Day encourages a bike-focused celebration in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of International Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School, which serves as the information clearinghouse for the Federal Safe Routes to School program, planned National Bike to School Day in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, the organization that leads the celebration of National Bike Month. Other partners for the national event include each State SRTS Coordinator, Bell Sports, Safe Kids, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) and Saris Cycling Group.