Bike Around School
May is National Bike Month, but this year to accommodate for our altered lives due to COVID-19 we are celebrating Bike Month in June! Bike Month is a time for people of all ages across the country to engage in active transportation through bicycling.
The 2020 Bike to School Challenge has transformed into Bike ‘Around’ School Month as we navigate staying healthy and active. Youth, grades K-12, are invited to participate in the month-long fun by playing Bike Bingo, and/or using the Bike Around School Tracking Calendar to log their daily minutes ridden. Instructions are included on each activity, and they can be downloaded below.
Full color version: Bike Bingo.pdf
Black and white version: Bike Bingo_BandW.pdf
Bike Around School Month will conclude on June 30, the due date for submitted Bingo Cards and Tracking Calendars. Competed Bingo’s and Calendars can be submitted by sending a photo of one or both to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission will enter the participant into a raffle for prizes announced at the month’s end. Only one submission per participant please.
Why Bike Around 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!