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Walk and Bike to School Colorado!

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) encourages schools across Colorado to participate in Walk to School Day (in October) and Bike to School Day (in May) each year.

Walk and Bike to School Days are great opportunities to galvanize visibility for walking and bicycling to and from school. They are wonderful times to get kids out practicing their skills and safety rules and for parents and caregivers to experience how safe and fun it is for their child(ren) to walk and bike to and from school.

October is Colorado Pedestrian Month, so any day in October works but there is always an internationally promoted date - October 10 this year.

May is national Bike Month (although Colorado celebrates it in June) and a great way for kids to end the year and head off to a summer of bicycling fun.

Promotional Items

Start planning now for Walk to School Day on October 10. 2018. The order form for CDOT promotional materials will be available starting August 15 for delivery by September 28. Order early to assure that materials are available.

About Walk to School and Bike to School

Schools can register their Walk and Bike to School events at www.walkbiketoschool.org.

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.

  • 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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