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Bike to School Day 2024
Bike to School Day 2024

Wed, May 08


Various area schools.

Bike to School Day 2024

Get ready to pedal, stroll, and roll your way to school on May 8th for National Bike & Roll to School Day

Time & Location

May 08, 2024, 6:30 AM – 8:20 AM

Various area schools.

About the Event


Strap on your helmet and lace up your shoes because National Bike & Roll to School Day is back on May 8, 2024! This event celebrates the joy of active commuting while fostering a sense of community and school spirit.

Bike & Roll to School Day encourages participants to embrace active transportation methods like walking, biking, or rolling to school. It's not just about getting from point A to point B; it's about rediscovering the thrill of independence and adventure that comes with active travel.

Why Walk, Bike, or Roll?

Aside from the sheer fun of it, there are numerous benefits to choosing active transportation methods:

Healthier Habits: By incorporating regular physical activity into their daily routine, children can develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. Physical activity not only strengthens bones, muscles, and joints but also reduces the risk of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Cleaner Environment: Opting for walking, biking, or rolling to school reduces air pollutants emitted by vehicles, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment for everyone.

Promoting Safety: Safety is paramount, and initiatives like National Bike & Roll to School Day emphasize the importance of safe walking, biking, and rolling practices. By providing safe routes, educating both pedestrians and drivers, and implementing traffic calming strategies, we can work towards ensuring the safety of all road users.

Community Benefits:

The benefits of active commuting extend beyond individual health and safety:

  • Reduced Traffic Congestion: By reducing the number of private vehicles on the road during peak commute times, we alleviate traffic congestion, making the journey smoother for everyone.
  • Stronger Sense of Community: National Bike & Roll to School Day brings families, neighbors, school officials, and community leaders together, fostering a sense of camaraderie and cooperation.
  • Safer Streets: Communities with higher rates of walking and rolling tend to have lower crash rates for all travel modes, creating safer streets for everyone.
  • Lower Costs: Active transportation saves money for families, communities, and school districts, leading to significant cost savings in the long run.
  • Improved Accessibility: Making it easier for students of all abilities to walk and roll to school enhances accessibility for the entire community.
  • Economic Gains: Investments in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure can boost property values and support local businesses, contributing to economic growth.

Join us on May 8th as we pedal, stroll, and roll our way to school, making our communities healthier, safer, and more vibrant places to live and learn!

This national event is supported by SSMN's Bicycle Friendly Community Workgroup. Please contact Rick Heidick at for more information. 

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