Walk and Bike to School Colorado!

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) encourages schools across Colorado to participate in Walk to School Day (October) and Bike to School Day (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, making any day in 'Walktober' a great choice for promoting walking and walkability. Since 1997, communities have been gathering to celebrate the many benefits of walking safely to and from school. There is always an internationally promoted date, typically the first Wednesday in October. 

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. Since Colorado began promoting the then newly created Bike to School Day in 2013, participation has steadily grown. 


Bike to School Day 2021 - May 5, 2021

The first National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. Due to the global health pandemic, a wide range of evolving approaches to school for the spring of 2020 and throughout the 2020-21 academic year meant Walk and Bike to School Days were marked differently throughout the state and nation. As we head into the spring of 2021, we anticipate circumstances to continue to evolve and will update accordingly. Always, we invite communities are invited to the benefits of walking and biking to school in ways that work best for their schedules and fit with local public health guidance.

Walk to School Day 2021 - October 6, 2021

Register for Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day celebrations at! There you will find many more ideas and tips for promoting healthy activity and safe routes to school. 

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