National Bike to School Day is Wednesday. May 4

Date Posted: December 31st, 1969

Authored by: Joe Bowman, Consumer Marketing Manager

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.

The idea is to promote exercise, bike safety and an environmentally friendly alternative to taking a vehicle to school each day. So, tune up your bike; fit your helmet and plan for flat tires – either your own or a friend’s. Don’t be late for school just because of a flat tire. Check with your school for details and PACK THE RACKS.


And, plan for Bike-to-Work Day Friday May 20.

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