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Bike to School Day 2018: Wednesday, May 9th


Bike to School Day 2018!

boy riding bicycle

This May 9th, thousands of students, families, community partners and elected officials will celebrate Bike to School Day, a national event, that encourages bicycling (or walking) to school. Students reap the health, community and academic benefits of a little bit of exercise before school, while having fun riding bicycles with their peers.

Minnesota Safe Routes to School (MNSRTS) is supporting Bike to School Day efforts by providing event toolkits (as available) to those that register their event early at

Free marketing materials to use at your school including social media messages, posters, and more can be downloaded here.

Additionally, in partnership with Quality Bicycle Products and Dero Bike Racks, MNSRTS is holding a state wide poster contest - asking students "how does it feel to ride a bicycle". Learn more about the Bike to School Day Poster Contest here.

Bike to School Day Poster Contest

photo of poster contest submission

Pedaling a bicycle can create some of childhood’s happiest moments, and we want to capture that. This year, Minnesota Safe Routes to School is sponsoring its second annual Bike to School Day Poster Contest. Hosted 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. 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. Contest entries must be submitted by May 5th, 2018 . Download the Poster Contest Guidelines.

Bike to School Day Resources

This Bike to School Day, we 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.