National Walk Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 9, 2018. National Walk to School Day is in October during Fall Break, so we are combining Walk and Bike to School Days. Challenger's Walk or Bike to School Day will be on Wednesday, May 9th. Students are encourage to walk or bike to school that day. Walk/Bike to School day promotes a cleaner environment and healthy habits. It's also FUN!
About Walk to School Day: International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
About Bike to School Day: The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.