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!
2018 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 2018 a reported total of over 1,300 students rode their bikes!
Two Golden Pedal Awards were given out this year to:
Sherwood Elementary in Edmonds logged the most minutes, totaling 125,600 minutes in May!
AND… Greenwood Elementary in Seattle, where a full 30% of students participated in the challenge!
At least six school districts including Bellevue, Edmonds, Wenatchee, Seattle and Vancouver participated in Bike to School Day and the month-long challenge.
By the end of the month a total of 387,835 minutes were logged by elementary, middle, and high school students combined. That's almost 270 days worth of biking!