Bike to School Day 2020 will look different than past years but we're still celebrating! Walkbiketoschool.orghas a great outline to spend May 4-8 highlighting bike safety and advocating for safer and slower streets. The weather is improving and we all want to be out and about enjoying our city streets and parks. Narrow sidewalks and crowded paths and trails make it increasingly difficult to maintain safe social distance. Making changes to traffic patterns, especially on weekends, could make a big difference for all of us. If you agree, please take a moment to email or write a letter to city representatives who need to hear our voices, more info below!
Monday, May 4 INSPIRE: Decorate your sidewalk, windows or bike with signs of encouragement to bike and walk for your neighbors. Download a coloring page for your windows here. For motivation to get biking, older students and caregivers can check out this inspirational video from People for Bikes.
Tuesday, May 5 PREPARE: Conduct a bike safety and helmet fit check. Do you have a bicycle? If so, have you done a basic safety check? Check the fit of your helmet and teach others in your family how to properly fit their helmets. Then, do the ABC Quick Check with help from the League of American Bicyclists. If you’re teaching a new bicyclist to ride, check out this instructionalREI video for beginners.
Wednesday, May 6 GET OUT THERE: Get out for a walk or ride with your family! Can you take a test ride to your school or around your neighborhood? Or take a walk to hunt for chalk art or signs created by others near you? Share a photo of your family or a location on your route with the tag #bmorefamiliesbike and #BiketoSchoolDay.
Friday, May 8 TALK: Hold a five-minute interview with family members about their experience walking or biking. Look into online resources and biking and walking activities encouraged by your state or community transportation departments and advocacy groups.
Celebrate cycling all month long by following Bikemore!