Monday, October 3, 2016

National Walk and Bike to School Day

October 5th is National Walk and Bike to School Day.

National Walk to School Day began in 1997 to promote awareness of walkable communities. It is now a national movement that is celebrated throughout the month of October. Walk to school month promotes safe routes to school, physical activity, cleaner air, and much more.

Do you live too far away from school to walk or bike? You can designate a starting point where families can meet and walk or bike to school together, this is called a ‘walking school bus’. Another way to participate in national walk and bike to school day is to walk at school before or after classes, during lunch or recess, as part of a classroom activity or any other time set aside by the school.

For more information and ideas of how to join in on the fun visit: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/