October is Walk and Bike to School Month!!
Although October 9th is international walk and bike to school day, students and parents all over New Jersey will be walking and bicycling to school throughout the month of October! Walk and bike to school events emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. 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 Month in October 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! Find information on walk and bike events and how to plan walk and bike events on our website. For more information on international walk and bike to school day and to register events in your community, visit walkbiketoschool.org.
A lifetime of being active can begin on the way to school. Join in on the fun with your children throughout October!