Bike to School


Bike to School Day

May 5th, 2021

Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating the ninth annual Bike to School Day – and the first one we celebrated from a distance – last week. Families, community groups, agencies and organizations across the country came together in spirit, while physically apart, to take a bike ride or walk, celebrate the benefits of active mobility and remind transportation professionals and community leaders about the need for places to safely bike and walk.

The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.

The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.


Sessions Bike Rodeo 2018
A big group of students from Kate Sessions Elementary were taught bike riding skills, road safety skills and bike maintenance skills at their bike rodeo on May 9th, 2018. With giveaways like helmets, lights, water bottles and snacks, these young student commuters have an enhanced appreciation and skill set for independent, healthy, active transportation. Strong bodies lead to strong minds. Educated bicyclist are safe cyclist.

Bike Safety

Teaching students safe biking skills is a key part of starting a bicycling program. The information found under the Education links in the menu above or in the resources below can be taught at school, or sent home with students to practice skills with their families. Ideally students get chances to hear and practice the information several times with adults who can provide feedback and supervision.

Year-Round Biking

Student Education

If You Want Your Kids to Do Well in School, Get Them To Bike There


Vision Zero

vzinfotopVision Zero and Safe Routes to School: Partners in Safety


Around the world, communities are committing to eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, with an approach called Vision Zero. A growing group of these cities is focused on improving safety in school zones and other places where children and youth walk and bicycle.

Vision Zero for Youth recognizes that starting with youth can be the catalyst to build community support for Vision Zero, and that Vision Zero should include a focus on youth.speed_matters_02w