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Bike to School Day was a success in Minnesota!

Nearly 120 Minnesota schools participated in Bike to School Day on May 4! This national event encourages bicycling (or walking) to school. Gov. Tim Walz also signed a proclamation in support of Bike to School Day.

Get Ready: Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 2

In Minnesota, when the weather outside is frightful, we put on our hats, gloves and jackets and get ready to have some fun. Minnesota Safe Routes to School’s 5th annual Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 2 and it’s a celebration of walking, biking and playing in the coldest and snowiest days of winter.

Walk to School Day Photo Contest Winners

Thank you everyone for your efforts to make Minnesota’s Walk to School Day a success! Despite the pandemic, we had 153 schools register (and even more participating) around the state.

Apply now! Four funding opportunities for your SRTS work

We encourage school districts, cities, counties, local public health and non-profit partners to apply for these grants and ease the burden on schools who may not be able to complete an application during these challenging times. Funded communities will be announced in March and begin work in spring 2022.

Walk this Way: Walk to School Day is October 6th

There’s still time to promote Walk to School Day or plan celebrations that encourage walking! More than ever, students will benefit from physical activity, fresh air and increased focus. Here are some resources to help you plan — these can be used in-school, by classroom or Phys. Ed. teachers in a distance-learning context, or by families at …

Six back-to-school tips to promote Safe Routes

It’s back to school time, take advantage of the ‘Fresh Start Effect’ to get your Safe Routes To School program soaring this year. Fresh start effect is a phenomenon where we get a burst of motivation to start new habits each time we begin something new.