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Walk and Bike to School Day events can be as simple or as complex as you want! Some schools focus on encouraging students to walk and bike to school that day; others feature walk/bike- at-school activities such as a parade on school grounds (especially good for students who live too far to walk), pedestrian and bicycle safety assemblies with guest speakers, or a community parade.

The only criteria for an event is that it shows students how fun and healthy walking and biking can be!

If you are looking to add something to your event, here are some ideas for inspiration:

  • Invite a guest speaker to talk to students. You could invite your mayor to talk about why walking and bicycling is healthy and fun. You can ask your sheriff to talk about safe walking and bicycling habits. You can even ask your principal to talk about the launch of your SRTS program!
  • Before the event, have students make signs and banners that promote walking and bicycling that can be carried by the walkers.
  • Organize a parade that starts in town and ends at the school. Be sure to test the walk first to make sure that the entire way is safe and accessible for students of all abilities
  • Log miles walked by all of the participants. Add up all the miles to see where the event walkers traveled cumulatively, such as to Atlanta, Paris, or China!
  • Greet participants with healthy snacks and encouragement! See if your local grocer can donate fruit. Consider offering coffee to parents.

If you get stuck, contact our School Outreach Coordinators, or call the Georgia Resource Center Hotline at 1.877.436.8927.