Safe Routes to School:
Celebrate Bike to School Day all month long!
May is Bike Month is here!
Social distancing might keep us from hosting in-person Bike to School Day events, but it won’t stop us from bringing you inspiration and motivation to get out safely for rides – no matter if those rides are around the block or to school. Hopping on a bike is a great way to enjoy the spring weather, get some exercise, feel mentally refreshed, and spend quality time with your friends and family.
WALKSacramento’s Safe Routes to School team is hosting activities to encourage students to get out on their bikes, scooters, and other wheels throughout the month of May. Compete for most miles biked or rolled, play bike bingo, and learn something new all while competing for cool prizes like bike lights, water bottles, bike locks, and more!
Activities & Competitions For Students and Families:
Join the May is Bike Month School Challenge to compete against your classmates and friends for the most miles ridden throughout May. Students will be eligible for prizes from the WALKSacramento team.
It’s important to remember that bicycles on the roadway are considered vehicles, and bicyclists are the drivers, with the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Can you commit to being a Bike & Roll Model Champion?
Have a little fun and learn something new with our Bike Bingo Challenge! Every student who submits a completed Bingo Card will receive a prize and be eligible to win a Kids Fitness Tracker!
Celebrate Bike Month with a fun, lotería style scavenger hunt! Lotería works exactly like Bingo – complete any four activities in a row or complete the whole board. Students at Nicholas Elementary will be eligible for prizes!
Get Creative with the May is Bike Month Strava App Mural Contest for High Schoolers! Put your creative skills to the test and get some exercise – to create your very own bike masterpiece. Participants are eligible to win a People for Bikes bike swag bag! Students must attend High School in West Sacramento to be eligible for prizes.
Do you know about the ABC Quick Check? Check out this guide to learn what you should do every time before your ride your bike and how to keep your bike in tip-top shape for long-lasting fun!
Activities & Competitions For Educators:
Join the May is Bike Month School Challenge to compete against your coworkers and encourage your students to participate for the most miles ridden throughout May. Participants will be eligible for prizes from the May is Bike Month team and the WALKSacramento team.
Get Creative with the May is Bike Month Strava App Mural Contest for School Staff! Put your creative skills to the test and get some exercise – to create your very own bike masterpiece. Participants are eligible to win a bike-themed swag bag! Staff must work at a school in West Sacramento to be eligible for prizes.
This resource is intended to provide school educators, Safe Routes to School Champions, and after school program coordinators with a 4-week curriculum to educate students in the classroom or virtually about bicycle safety, the basics of bike handling and maintenance, trip planning, and how to identify and advocate for more bikeable communities. Not a bike expert? Don’t worry, you don’t need to be! We give you all the resourcess you need to teach and learn alongside your students.