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until Bike to School Day 2018!

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Celebrate Bike to School Day!

Join children and adults around the country to celebrate the benefits of bicycling on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, with Michigan’s Bike to School Day (B2SD). National Bike to School Day builds on the popularity and success of International Walk to School Day, an event celebrated around the world since 1997.

Just last year, there were 3,004 events nationwide, with nearly 50,000 students taking part in Michigan alone.

Both Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day are great ways to bring community leaders, parent, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to be more walkable and bikeable. Every school or community can engage in a wide range of activities, such as recognizing local champions or groups.

"Come One, Come All!" banner with cute bears on unicycles on either side

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL FOR B2SD TODAY and download the Bike to School Day Toolkit to start planning your event. The toolkit includes:

  • How to Plan a B2SD Event
  • How to Plan a B2SD Event in 7 Days
  • Flyer
  • Parent Invite
  • Parent Permission Slip
  • Social Media Posts
  • Invitation to Legislators
  • Representative & Senator Info
  • Poster Contest
  • FAQ’s
  • Photo Release Form

All schools who register for Bike to School Day will automatically be registered for All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) Day. Bike to School Day can count as your ACES Day activity!

2018 ACES/B2SD Poster Contest will be accepting entries until Friday, April 20, 2018. Students in grades K-8th are encouraged to submit a poster interpreting this year’s B2SD theme.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes include: A bike, bike helmet, reflective bike gear, and more! Click here for more information on this contest.

 

For more information, contact Adam Jenks, Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator at 517-908-3816.

For more tips and assistance visit the National Walk/Bike to School Website.