Bike to School

May is Bike to School Month!

May is National Bike Month, a time for people of all ages across the country to engage in active transportation through cycling. In addition to being enjoyable, bicycling can lead to lifelong healthy habits and kids arrive at school ready to learn!  During Bike to School month, and throughout the year, we encourage all students to begin their school day with a safe and active commute. Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 10, 2017!

Cascade Bicycle Club hosts friendly statewide Bike to School competitions for elementary, middle and high school students who can track their bike riding during May and earn prizes along the way. 

Why Bike to School?   

Biking helps us reduce our carbon footprint, engage with our neighbors and feel energized. We want to foster life-long healthy habits and normalize cycling early in the life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride will ensure that kids are awake and ready to learn!

2016 Bike to School Month Recap

2016’s Bike to School Challenge became our first statewide challenge to encourage elementary, middle, and high school students across the State of Washington to bike with us on national Bike to School Day and throughout the month of May during Bike to School Month! From this year’s challenge we are excited to share the following achievements: 

  • A total of 3,769 elementary students rode on Bike to School Day 2016.
  • The Golden Pedal Award, given to the school with the most minutes ridden during the month of May, was awarded to Thornton Creek Elementary, whose students rode 71,365 total minutes.
  • Seven School Districts including Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Edmonds, Lake Washington, Seattle and Wenatchee participated in Bike to School Day and the month-long challenge.
  • Together, elementary, middle and high school students rode a total of 780,475 minutes by the end of the month.
  • All students who biked during the month and turned in their bike to school month calendars received the Bike to School Prize spoke reflector. 
  • 30 middle and high school students won raffle prizes during the challenge, and two students, Kai Bromley and Elena Runyan, won brand new Kona Dew’s in the final raffle prize drawing.

Thank you to all the parents, teachers, and students for all your hard work, coordination and involvement in Bike to School Month!  We look forward to riding with you again next year!