The 3rd Annual National Bike to School Day is quickly approaching. Held on May 7, this one-day event highlights and celebrates the benefits of choosing student-powered transportation to school.
To support schools holding National Bike to School Day events, DDOT is offering the following:
- Temporary Tattoos for schools to hand out to Bike to School Day participants. To receive temporary tattoos, register your school’s Bike to School Day event at walkbiketoschool.org by May 2nd. Registered schools also have the chance to win prizes from the National Center for Safe Routes to School, including ten bikes and twenty bike helmets. Looking for ideas for your school’s event? Try here.
- The Golden Bicycle Competition: For the third year in a row, DDOT is pleased to sponsor the Golden Bicycle Competition. The school with the highest percentage of kids who arrive to school on bikes, scooters and skates will win the Golden Bicycle Award to display until next year’s Bike to School Day. To participate, please report the number of students who rode bikes, scooters, skates or skateboards on Bike to School Day to DDOT’s Jennifer Hefferan (Jennifer.Hefferan@dc.gov) by the end of the day on May 9. While DDOT encourages walking to school on National Bike to School Day, only students on bikes, scooters or skates can be counted for this particular contest.
- Bike to School with a Bike Ambassador: DDOT offers a limited number of Bike Ambassadors to accompany groups of students biking to school on Bike to School Day. The Ambassadors are knowledgeable in bike safety, and will bike with your students and model safe bicycling skills. If interested, contact Jennifer Hefferan at Jennifer.Hefferan@dc.gov.