October 7 is International Walk and Bike to School Day, however, students and parents all over New Jersey will be walking and bicycling to school and participating in walk and bike events throughout the month of October!
Walk and bike to school events not only emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity and encouraging healthy lifestyles among children, but also address bicycle and pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. In addition, students who are physically active on the way to school arrive ready to learn and perform better in class. Walk and bike to school efforts also build connections between families, schools and the community.The benefits of walking and bicycling to school are abundantly clear!
Go outside to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Month by leaving the car at home and walking or bicycling with your children to school!
If your school or community is not involved in Walk and Bike to School events, and you are interested in learning more about Safe Routes to School programs for your school and community, please contact a Regional Coordinator in your area to find out how to get started! Click for information on walk and bike events and how to plan walk and bike events on our website.
WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL RESOURCES:
In addition to our NJ Safe Routes to School website, walkbiketoschool.org has a ton of great information to assist with planning Walk and Bike to School Day. Here are a few links to some of their great resources:
Here are some fliers in Word that can be customized for your school:
Walk to School Day Customizable flier with event details (color) – Word
Bike to School Day Customizable Flier (color) – Word
Why Walk Customizable flier (color) -Word
Why Bike Customizable Flier (color) – Word