National Bike to School Day
We want to make your Bike to School day as fun and easy as possible! The nationally celebrated event encourages kids to bike to school and shows families just how wonderful it is to get to school by bike or foot. Join us by encouraging events at your school or simply trying it with your family.
Bike to School Day is May 8!
We encourage you to participate in as many elements of this promotional activity as you are able, and share your results with us by posting on our Facebook page using the hashtag #MNBikeDay or send us a note at [email protected].
Let us support your event, but first, register your school online. Schools that register by Friday, April 19 will receive posters and stickers to help promote the big event (while supplies last).
To our school staff teaching P.E. and other subjects—you can add these activities and resources to your classroom or distance learning curriculum! We understand the mixed messaging of screen time and physical activity, so assign students time to bike or walk or learn traffic safety by exploring their neighborhood’s built environment. Use the poster contest, mileage tracker, bike bingo card, crossword, and word search for your health and physical education classes to promote this lifelong activity.
To our parents – get your kids outside and use the mileage tracker or bike bingo card to keep kids focused and motivated. And when those pesky ‘April showers’ keep you inside, consider the poster contest, word search, or crossword.
For Bike to School Day, if you can’t bike TO school try choosing a destination and bike there solo or with members of your household. Right now would be a great time to find a route to a destination you visit frequently (like a park) and practice riding there. Sometimes you have to try different routes to find the most comfortable and safe ride, so pick a new destination each week and be ready to ride when schools out! Be sure to practice basic traffic safety precautions like stopping at stop signs, signaling turns and wearing a helmet. If you are willing to share a photo, email it to us or post it on our Facebook page using the hashtag #MNBikeDay.
If your child or your students are home from school, why not engage them in this art opportunity? K-12 students can participate by designing a poster (8.5 x 11” paper is fine!) showing how riding a bicycle makes them feel. Learn more by reading our Poster Contest Guidelines.
We’ve even got the lesson plans online (K-3) and (4-8) for your use!
Submit a scan or take a photo of your poster and submit it by May 19, 2024 to [email protected].
Bike to School Day Marketing Toolkit
Customize these tools for your school/district and to get the word out about your event.
- Proclamation for Mayor or Organization
- Posters for hanging up at school – English | Hmong | Somali | Spanish
- Flyers to send home to families – English | Hmong | Somali | Spanish
- Volunteer Request – English
- Walk/Bike Zone Postcards – English | Hmong | Somali | Spanish
- Frequent walker, biker or roller punch cards
- Sample text for news, email or social media – English
- Social media messages:
Bike to School Day Activities to Download
Bike Ride Bingo
As you bike around your neighborhood over the next month, how many of these boxes can you check off? See if you can get five in a row or fill out the whole card! Post your photos and results to our Facebook page.
Track how many miles you and your family ride together this month using our mileage tracker! See if you can get to 5 miles, 10, or even 50! Post your photos and results to our Facebook page.
Word Search and Crossword
Go for a walk using our Scavenger Hunt and test out your skills from the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum. Search for traffic signs or items as you enjoy the outdoors and learn more about navigating on your own.