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Safe Routes to School

Updates

Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway

The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program are teaming up again to celebrate Bike to School Day with the National Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway. This second annual Bike Share Giveaway will provide 10 bikes and 20 helmets to 10 schools and community organizations across the US.

Two Minnesota schools received this grant in January.

Register for National Bike to School Day today!

Celebrate the benefits of biking to school, help promote physical activity and bring attention to needed safety improvements in your community by joining National Bike to School Day on May 6th. 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 in May. For more information visit http://walkbiketoschool.org/ready/about-the-events/bike-to-school-day.

Get involved!

Host a Bike to School Day event. Bike to School Day is a great way to generate excitement about bicycling and reinforce safe bicycling skills. The event gives students and parents a chance to celebrate biking to school. Need help getting started? Check out tips for planning a Bike to School Day event.

Mini-grants, bicycle fleets and infrastructure recipients announced

$1 million in infrastructure grant awards was announced in early March. 22 applicants requesting over $4 million in funding applied. Four communities were awarded funding. Read the official news release here.

In February, MnDOT announced that bicycle fleets, trailers and supplies will be awarded to four applicants working with 37 schools and organizations to deliver bicycle safety education. $125,000 will go to 64 schools for mini-grants for SRTS programs.

Information about 2015-2016 solicitations is also available. Learn more about the solicitation and awards.