Walk and Bike to School Colorado!

The wheels are spinning for Bike to School Day! We’re gearing up to support your celebrations for May 4, 2022. We pre-ordered a bulk batch of Bike to School Day stickers, and for the first time, were able to offer both English and Spanish versions. Your requests came in quickly, and all have now been allocated and mailed. Please make use of our downloadable materials, including posters in English and Spanish, and keep us posted on your celebrations!

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. 

The first National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. This special day has steadily grown in popularity, and is a perfect opportunity to celebrate biking and rolling in advance of Colorado Bike Month in June. This spring, there are at least 93 Colorado Bike to School Day events registered.

All across Colorado and the nation, schools, neighborhoods, and families are stepping up to support safe, active transportation. Check out this blog post from Bicycle Colorado for more inspiration on ways communities celebrated and promoted bicycling Bike to School Day and beyond. Want to implement a community bike to school program? Get started with step-by-step instructions from our Safe Routes to School Bike Train resource from the Safe Routes Partnership. Ride on, Colorado!

Always, please visit walkbiketoschool.org to register any events you do plan, and for a wide range of fun downloadable activities. This spring, the National Center for Safe Routes to School, LaScoota and Magneto are teaming up for a promotional partnership in celebration of Bike to School Day. The two-part giveaway for registered Bike & Roll to School Day events includes 1) the provision of 30 LaScotta scooters and 30 helmets to four Title 1 funded schools in the US, and 2) a single Magneta skateboard and helmet package to 10 US schools to support promotion of active transportation throughout the year. There are also special discounts available for bulk orders and individual purchases of LaScoota scooters and Magneto skateboards. See complete details of these opportunities at https://www.walkbiketoschool.org/2022BikeRollgiveaways/.

Free Stickers!

Thank you for your requests. All our stickers have been allocated. We will let recipients know once they are shipped!

Downloadable materials 

Walk to School Day 2021 was WONDERFUL! By the day itself, 100 events were registered throughout Colorado, including 95 full school and 5 family registrations. We received super photos from various celebrations, and positive responses such as "I think the adults had as much fun as the children", "We're looking forward to doing it again in the spring", "We're already planning for next year", and more. Thank you all so much for sharing!

Always register for Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day celebrations at WalkBiketoSchool.org. There you will find many ideas and tips for promoting healthy activity and safe routes to school. Know, there is no one-size-fits-all way to celebrate. Events come in all sizes; the important thing is that they resonate with what families, schools, and communities care about, from encouraging physical activity and building community to highlighting the need for improved infrastructure. Walking school buses are a great opportunity for students to travel as a group, with pickup points that welcome those who live too far from home to get to school purely on foot. Always, keep safety at the core, and have fun!

Downloadable Materials
Futures in Motion Banner (36 X 12)
Walk to School Day Bookmarks (small quantity/computer printers)
Walk to School Day Bookmarks (large quantity/professional printers)