Students and guests gather at Whittier Elementary for Bike to School Day in 2015.

8 ideas for walking and biking to school

Get more kids walking and biking to school with these easy-to-adjust ideas!

Bike Month

National Bike Month

Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

Bike Trains

Bike Trains

From one or two neighbors biking together, to a route with multiple “stations” where more riders join in, bike trains can be a great way to instill a love of bicycling while developing life-long safety skills.

Bike Train Planning Guide

MARC Regional Trails & Bikeways Map

Ride With GPS route planner





Everyone gets a gold star when they're competing against themselves. Incentive programs are a win for kids who like to do their personal best.

Safe Routes To School Contests and Incentive Program Ideas

IWALK Club and Other Encouragement Ideas

Traffic Safety Event

Traffic Safety Day

A Traffic Safety Day event is one big party for walking, biking, rolling, bussing, and driving.

Introduction to Teaching Road Safety and Lesson Ideas

Traffic Safety School Day Activities

Walk and Wheel Wednesdays

Walk and Wheel Wednesdays

A journey of 1000 miles starts with... a once-a-week commitment to walk to school.

The Walking Detective Walk Audit Game

Ideas on How to Plan WOW Wednesdays

More WOW Wednesday Planning Ideas

Walking School Buses

Walking School Bus

A walking school bus can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.

Walking School Bus Information

The Walking School Bus Guide