reposted from Sate Routes to School e-newsletter...
National Bike to School Day is on May 7th! Response to Bike to School Day has been fantastic and there are already 1094 events registered atwww.walkbiketoschool.org from 47 states and the District of Columbia.
Oregon is in the lead in the statewide registration race with 150 to date, followed by California, Florida, and Michigan. Take a look at the “Who’s Biking” map to see who is gearing up for this year’s national event.
Plan an Event in Seven Days
To help Bike to School Day newcomers and last-minute organizers, walkbiketoschool.org has a resource to help you plan an event in less than two weeks. Plan an Event in Seven Days provides a day-by-day to-do list to gear up an event to hit the streets.
National Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.