Registration Now Open for Inaugural National Bike to School Day

The National Center for Safe Routes to School, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, is organizing the first-ever National Bike to School Day on May 9, 2012. Let the bike bells ring – event registration is now open at www.walkbiketoschool.org!

Schools, communities and families can join others across the country in this inaugural event and registered events and resources will get the chance to win a bike rack. There are several ways to get involved in Bike to School Day:

  • Be a pioneer. Free event registration is available at www.walkbiketoschool.org for individuals and/or organizations planning a 2012 Bike to School Day event in the United States. Registering an event provides organizers access to a variety of brand new downloadable materials, including stickers, certificates, badges and classroom activities.
  • Be a resource. Do you have free expertise, time, materials, information, funding or other resources to share? Register as a Resource and help others find you!
  • Be a winner... in our Bike Rack Giveaway!

Enter to Win a Bike Rack

Need an extra incentive to participate in this inaugural event? Registered schools and communities will be entered into the Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway! Each Wednesday beginning April 18, two registrants will be selected to win a Saris bike rack for the school of their choice. A total of 10 bike racks will be given away. At the end of Bike Month, a registered resource person will win a bike rack for the school of his or her choice.

New Online Resources

The National Center is also pleased to launch a newly redesigned website – www.walkbiketoschool.org  – to support celebration of Bike to School Day in May, Walk to School Day in October and walking and biking to school every day. The updated website includes new event planning resources as well as a brand-new, GIS-powered mapping tool.  Map-a-Route allows users to create and share bicycling or walking routes to school via easy-to-use maps!

National Bike to School Day is an exciting first for both those who are new to the experience and to those who have been celebrating a trip to school on two wheels for years. Stay tuned at www.walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-biking/2012 to see “Who’s Biking” in 2012.

Here’s to a safe and fun – and first ever—National Bike to School Day!