Join other Vermont Schools in participating in a Bike to School Day!
Looking for resources? We've got you covered. Get posters, parent letters and more by going here:
Bike to School Day Resource Toolkit
Some tips on creating your own Bike to School Day:
Is your school too rural? Are roads too busy and dangerous? Here's a solution:
You can make this event possible by designating a "meet-up point" where children are dropped off by the bus (or by their parents,) and everyone bikes together the rest of the way to school.
OR, maybe there's a "back way" that you can go--with the support of private landowners!
Other ways to do a Bike to School Day:
- Parents bike with their children to school instead of driving
- Several parents and volunteers set up a "Bike Train Route" A Bike Train is a group of students biking along with a
designated route to school led by an adult supervisor. Bike Trains often have “Stops” along the way where students
can join the group. Learn more about how to create a bike train here: Bike Train MiniGuide
Ways to engage your students in your Bike to School Day:
- Have students create and deliver morning announcements
- A helmet hair photo contest for people who bike to school that day
- A costumed ride--where kids wear costumes on their bike/walk to the school day.
- Students create posters
- A "golden helmet" contest for the class that has the most participation (find an old helmet and spray paint it gold!)
- A party for the class that has the most participation
- Special privileges for participants
- the first group to be dismissed at the end of the day
- pajama party
- pizza party
- extra-long recess
- special lunch-time treat
- Participation prizes (pencils, stickers, etc)