Celebrate New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Month in May!
Celebrate New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Month in May! While May 4th is designated as National Bike & Roll to School day, communities in New Jersey are welcome to celebrate any day and/or multiple days throughout the month of May that work with your schedule.
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 preserving 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.
Go outside to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful weather! Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Month by leaving the car at home and walking or bicycling with your children to school, to a park, or anywhere for some exercise!
Click here to see if your school has registered an event this May. If your school or community is not registered or involved in Walk and Bike to School events, please contact a Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinator in your area to find out how to get started! Information on how to plan walk and bike events is also available on our website.
Walk and Bike to School Resources
In addition to our NJ Safe Routes 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:
- Register for your walk and bike event
- Ideas on walk and bike events
- Video examples of past events
- Here are some fliers in Word that can be customized for your school:
- More fliers and banners
- Information on how to promote your event