Bike to School Month

Bike, Roll, and Walk to School during Bike Month, May 2024

Bike Month 2024

May is National Bike Month! Cascade includes rolling (scooter, wheelchair, skateboard, etc.) and walking as options to get out and engage in active transportation. Schools, individuals, and youth in grades K-12 are invited to participate.

See the "Resources" section below for ideas on how to implement active and safe transportation in and around your school. Note that these Bike to School resources focus on Seattle and Tacoma, but could be great places to start if you are in another district/area of the state. If you happen to have similar resources for your district/area and would like to post them here, please email A.J. Benaltabe at ajb@cascade.org.

How to Participate

Students/Youth in grades K-12 - Participate and be entered into our raffle to win a PRIZE! ūüéĀ:

  • You can play Bike Bingo¬†OR¬†submit your total number of minutes that you walked, rolled or biked¬†in May to be automatically entered into a raffle to win a prize. You are welcome to play both, but¬†only one entry¬†per individual will be accepted for the raffle.
    • Play Bike/Roll/Walk Bingo -¬†Bingo Sheet
    • Track Your Minutes:¬†Tracking Calendar
    • Submit your minutes or bingo results¬†here. The survey form will prompt you to state which one you are submitting.¬†If you are under 13, please fill the form out with an adult.
    • Print out Your Certificate of Completion

Schools:  Participate and your school can win one of the following trophies:

  • Most minutes in the month of May.
  • Most participants on your school's bike/walk/roll day.
  • Largest percentage of student participation on your school's bike/walk/roll day.
  • Raffle prize for new schools

*If your school population does not have a ton of access to bikes, reach out to us (ajb@cascade.org) and we can discuss some options to promote staying active and healthy in the month of May.

How to Promote and Participate in Bike, Walk, and Roll to School Month

  1. Print out & post this Promotional Flyer around your school.
  2. Pass out the Tracking Calendar to your students.
  3. Have a volunteer coordinator or teacher collect all of your students' tracking calendars and then submit the total number of minutes your school logged for the month of May using this form.
  4. Keep track of how many students rode their bike to school on your school's bike/walk/roll to school day and submit that total number on the same form above.
  5. Print out a Certificate of Completion

Why Bike/Walk/Roll to School?

Biking/Walking/Rolling helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduces our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride, walk, or roll will ensure that kids are awake and ready to learn!

Resources

Seattle

Tacoma

2023 Bike to School Month Recap

Cascade’s Bike to School Month challenge is a statewide challenge to encourage elementary, middle, and high school students to bike with us on National Bike to School Day and throughout the month of May! Take a look at these outstanding achievements:

  • Congratulations to our individual rider awards - raffle winners!

    • Mariamou Fatty - John Muir

    • Trace Gulley - Cedar Park

    • August Milam

  • Congratulations to the following schools and thank you to all schools that participated:

    • Orca K8 - Participation Award¬†for a new school and/or school that hasn't participated¬†recently.

    • Queen Anne - Largest percentage of students who rode to school on Bike to School Day.

    • St. John - Most students who rode on Bike to School Day.

    • West Woodland - Most minutes ridden during Bike to School Month.

 

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