About National Bike to School Day
The first National Walk & Roll to School Day—called Walk Our Children to School Day—was held in 1997. Since then, it’s come a long way. In May 2012, the first-ever National Bike & Roll to School Day—called Bike to School Day—was celebrated across the U.S. Join families, schools and communities as they walk and bicycle to school for these events each year.
There are several good reasons for children to bike to school:
Physical exercise: Biking to school is a great way for children to get regular physical exercise. It helps improve cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, and burns calories.
Improved academic performance: Studies have shown that children who exercise regularly perform better academically. Biking to school can help children stay focused and alert in class.
Environmental benefits: Biking to school is an eco-friendly way to travel, as it reduces carbon emissions and air pollution. It's a great way to teach children about the importance of protecting the environment.
Socialization: Biking to school can provide children with an opportunity to socialize with their peers. They can ride together and have fun on the way to school, building friendships and social skills.
Independence: Biking to school can give children a sense of independence and responsibility. It teaches them to plan their route, follow traffic rules, and make decisions about their safety.