Welcome to the Alaska Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program!
Please join us in celebrating Bike to School Day, May 7, 2014.
National Bike to School Day is Coming Soon
Response to Bike to School Day has been fantastic and there are already 1094 events registered at www.walkbiketoschool.org from 47 states and the District of Columbia.
Oregon is in the lead in the statewide registration race with 150 to date, followed by California, Florida, and Michigan. Take a look at the “Who’s Biking” map to see who is gearing up for this year’s national event. Anchorage is reported to be attempting to surpass San Francisco for number of schools registered.
Does Your School Need Bikes and Helmets?
Register your event and be entered in the Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Giveaway! Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program will give away ten bicycles and twenty helmets to ten lucky schools or student-focused community organizations that have registered to participate in this year’s Bike to School Day event. We have just three drawings left to go. Registration closes on May 31st.
Additionally, all local resources that register on the website will be included in the final drawing and will be given the opportunity to select a school to receive the bikes on behalf of that resource.
Looking for Event Ideas?
Need help finding activities to put your event over the top? Walkbiketoschool.org has a collection of more than 50 event ideas compiled from experienced Walk and Bike to School event organizers. Some of these ideas are simple, others are more complex. Think about what fits your event and community.
Plan an Event in Seven Days
To help Bike to School Day newcomers and last-minute organizers, walkbiketoschool.org has a resource to help you plan an event in less than two weeks. Plan an Event in Seven Days provides a day-by-day to-do list to gear up an event to hit the streets.
National Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
There are many ways to participate
Register your event at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/go.
Plan your route to walk to school. Find the safest route and ask others to go with you. Walk or bike from home, walk or bike from a designated place. Check out the Map a Route tool at WalkBiketoSchool.org
Walk in a group, there is safety in numbers. See if your school is registered or is planning an event.
The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration
Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration, and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning! This was one of the main conclusions of a comprehensive Danish project – The ‘Mass Experiment 2012’ – which set out to examine the link between diet, exercise and the power of concentration.