Congrats to our 2015 ACES & Bike to School Day Poster Contest winners!
This year we asked you to submit a poster based on our theme, dinosaurs! All of our contestants submitted wonderful drawings, which made the contest that much harder. Keep an eye out for future contests for Bike to School Day or Walk to School Day--you could be the next winner!
Your school can now register for Bike to School Day 2015! Bike to School Day is on May 6th, 2015, but your school can participate anyday during the month of May! Students can bike, walk, or roll to school. Have a parade, walk with a friend, but just have fun!
A total of eight Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Active Transportation Mini-grants are awarded to 27 schools in eight communities in seven counties. Mini-grants are geared toward programs that accelerate the shift in paradigms and behaviors in places where it is already reasonably safe to walk and bike to school. The programs selected this year are quite varied and include a bicycle-centered program, one that focuses on reducing traffic resulting from a magnet school’s draw from outside the neighborhood, and some unique district-wide approaches to the program. Additionally, the programs represent rural, urban, and suburban settings.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 17, 2014) ―The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn's Helmets on Heads program are teaming up again to celebrate Bike to School Day with the National Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway. This second annual Bike Share Giveaway will provide 10 bikes and 20 helmets to 10 schools and community organizations across the US.
Last year’s National Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway was a wonderful success. Ten schools from Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina and Virginia were awarded bikes and helmets for their communities.
Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.