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Events & Programs

Walk to School Day 

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking to school on the same day. Thousands of schools across the United States participate every October, including many across Minnesota. Minnesota schools have planned a variety of events and activities for Walk to School Day in the past, including walking school buses, golden shoe contests, poster contests, remote school bus drop off areas, inter-school or inter-class student walking competitions and more!

Walk to School day takes place in October each year.

Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day is a national event that encourages students, parents, teachers and administrators to safely bicycle or walk to school. Bike to School Day is a great opportunity for schools across Minnesota to join together to celebrate and build off of National Bike Month (May). Minnesota Safe Routes to School is supporting efforts by providing Bike to School Day Toolkits (as available) to those that register their event early at walkbiketoschool.org. Additionally, MnSRTS holds a statewide poster contest with prizes that provide Bike to School Day resources to interested communities. Bike to School day takes place in May each year.

Bike to School Day Resources

This Bike to School Day, MnSRTS can help you pull off your event with fun marketing materials including posters, intercom announcements, press releases and more.

Download the Minnesota Safe Routes to School Bike to School Day marketing kit

Bike to School Day Poster Contest

Pedaling a bicycle can create some of childhood’s happiest moments and MnSRTS wants to capture that. Each year, Minnesota Safe Routes to School sponsors a Bike to School Day Poster Contest. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Quality Bicycle Products and Dero, the poster contest asks participants to design an 8.5 x 11 poster that shows how they feel when they ride a bicycle. Age categories include K–4th and 5th-8th grades. Poster contest winners will receive their choice of several Dero products (including a bike rack, public bike pump, and more) for placement at their school.

Download the poster contest guidelines

2016 Bike to School Day Poster Contest Winners 

Kindergarten - 4th Grade Winners

1st Place - Lilian Reiter - 4th Grade
2nd Place - Lily Sabers - 1st Grade
3rd Place - Grace Terry - 3rd Grade

5th - 8th Grade Winners

1st Place - Finn McEllistrem, 5th Grade  
2nd Place - Olivia Klassen - 8th Grade - Ave Maria Academy
3rd Place - Ella Nagorske- 5th Grade - Truman Elementary School