Grab your helmets and lace up your shoes! The week of ideas to celebrate Bike to School Day 2020 from a distance kicks off on Monday, May 4.
The team at Bike to School Day 2020 is offering up one idea for each day of the week to support safety, fun, and community connection. Not every idea will fit every neighborhood, so pick what makes sense for your area and fits with local public health guidance.
Be sure to follow Bike to School Day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as they will be posting the “idea of the day” each morning. And remember to post photos on social media using the tag #BiketoSchoolDay to continue the strong sense of community that makes Bike to School Day so powerful. Let’s ride together, apart!
Monday, May 4
INSPIRE: Decorate your sidewalk, windows or bike with signs of encouragement for your neighbors to bike and walk. For motivation to get biking, older students and caregivers can check out this inspirational video from People for Bikes.
Tuesday, May 5
PREPARE: Conduct a bike safety and helmet fit check. Do you have a bicycle? If so, have you done a basic safety check? Check the fit of your helmet and teach others in your family how to properly fit their helmets. Then, do the ABC Quick Check with help from the League of American Bicyclists. If you’re teaching a new bicyclist to ride, check out this instructional video for beginners from REI.
Wednesday, May 6
GET OUT THERE: Get out for a walk or ride with your family! Can you take a test ride to your school or around your neighborhood? Or take a walk to hunt for chalk art or signs created by others near you? Share a photo of your family or a location on your route with the tag #BiketoSchoolDay.
Thursday, May 7
SHARE: Do you have safety concerns with walking or biking around your neighborhood? Learn who can help address those concerns using this list from PBIC and reach out.
Friday, May 8
TALK: Hold a five-minute interview with family members about their experience walking or biking. Look into online resources and biking and walking activities encouraged by your state or community transportation departments and advocacy groups.
Spread the word by sharing this lineup and posts from our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts with your community! Looking for more ideas to promote walking, biking and Safe Routes to School? Check out this database from the Safe Routes Partnership.