Bike to School
May is National Bike Month, a time for people of all ages across the country to engage in active transportation through bicycling. In addition to being enjoyable, bicycling can lead to lifelong healthy habits. During Bike to School month, and throughout the year, we encourage all students to begin their school day with a safe and active commute, helping them arrive to school ready to learn! Can’t ride all month long? Celebrate on Bike to School Day!
Cascade Bicycle Club hosts friendly statewide Bike to School competitions for elementary, middle, and high school students. Students track their bike riding during May to earn cool prizes and promote active transportation in their communities.
Why Bike to School?
Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors and reduce 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!
2019 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:
On Bike to School Day 2019 a reported total of 726 students rode their bikes!
Two Golden Pedal Awards were given out this year to:
- Thornton Creek Elementary takes the first Golden Pedal this year with the most minutes ridden. Their students logged 44,144 minutes in May!
AND... Lafayette Elementary gets the second Golden Pedal for having the highest percentage participation in the challenge. A full 30% of their students participated this month!
At least nine school districts across the state participated in Bike to School Day and the month-long challenge.
By the end of the month a total of 202,619 minutes were logged by elementary and middle school students combined. That's over 140 days worth of biking!