Walk and Bike to School Colorado!

21st Anniversary of Walk to School Day is Oct. 4, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging schools across Colorado to participate in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

October is Colorado Pedestrian Month, so any day in October works; October 4 is just the internationally promoted date.

Walk to School Day is a great opportunity to galvanize visibility for walking (and bicycling) to and from school.

Promotional Items

Start planning now for Bike to School Day on May 9, 2018. CDOT promotional materials can be ordered starting December 1, 2017 for delivery my mid-March (CDOT is moving in April and will not be mailing materials during that time). Order early

Walk to School 2016 Poster

About Walk to School and Bike to School

Schools can register their Walk and Bike to School events at

Walk (and Bike) to School Colorado is the vision that communities create safe, friendly neighborhoods for all children to walk or bicycle to and from school. Learn how to organize a Walk (or Bike) to School Day, a Colorado Walking Wednesday program, or a Walk to School program in your neighborhood.

The idea is simple: Parents, teachers, and neighbors walk to school with their children on Walk to School Day.

Walking to school can be fun and energizing. It gets the day off to a healthy start while renewing community spirit with friends, family and classmates.

For most communities though, one day isn't enough. Children should be able to walk safely to and from school every day. If this vision were to become a reality, the community could see a variety of benefits, including better sidewalks, safer street crossings, and improved driver, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior.

Take the leap to launch a Walk or Bike to School Day!

Mark your calendars now for the official “Walk to School Colorado!” Day and Bike to School Colorado! Day!

Walk to School Colorado! is an annual event that takes place the first Wednesday in October—the same day as International Walk to School Day.

  • 2017: Oct. 4
  • 2018: Oct. 10
  • 2019: Oct. 2

Bike to School Colorado! is an annual event that takes place the first Wednesday in May—the same day as National Bike to School Day.

  • 2018: May 9
  • 2019: May 8

For more details on how to organize a Walk (or Bike) to School program in your community, download our extensive ready-to-use tool kit, posters, and other ready-to-use event materials!

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