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Now’s the time to register for National Bike to School Day!

News Date: 
Tue, 2012-04-10
Event Date: 
Tue, 2012-04-10

The National Center for Safe Routes to School just launched a newly redesigned website – www.walkbiketoschool.org  – to support celebration of National Bike to School Day on May 9, and walking and biking to school every day. The updated website includes new Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day event planning resources as well as a brand-new, GIS-powered mapping tool.  Map-a-Route allows users to create and share bicycling or walking routes to school via easy-to-use maps.

The inaugural National Bike to School Day will be the first opportunity for communities across the country to join together to bicycle to school on the same day. The event builds on the excitement surrounding National Bike Month, led by the League of American Bicyclists each May, as well as the popularity of Walk to School Day, coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School every October.

Remember -- You can register through the Georgia SRTS Resource Center website and we’ll make sure your registration is synched with the National Center.  Stayed tuned for Georgia-specific materials to make your Bike to School Day event a big hit.

Need an extra incentive to participate in this inaugural event? Registered schools and communities will be entered into the Bike to School Day Bike Rack Giveaway! Each Wednesday beginning April 18, two registrants will be selected to win a Saris bike rack for the school of their choice. A total of 10 bike racks will be given away. At the end of Bike Month, a registered resource person will win a bike rack for their school or community.

For more information on bike and walk to school activities in the United States, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.