Fire Up Your Back to School!

Safe Routes to School - Free Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Skate Programs
As students across Wisconsin prepare to go back to school the Bike Fed has some exciting programs available to help your school promote safe and healthy biking and walking and physical activity in general.

Your child’s school could win $1,000 or more this fall with Fire Up Your Feet!

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from AAA Wisconsin, we have increased the Awards for the Fall Activity Challenge! There is a total of $5,000 up for grabs to schools through various weekly, monthly and themed categories. Click here for a full description of prizes available. One thing to keep in mind is this isn’t just for the kids! Parents, grandparents, guardians, school staff, and school volunteers all can log activity on behalf of the school! It’s an easy, great way to get your school community rallying behind physical activity and a healthy environment.

Fire Up Your Feet is open to all K-8 Schools in Wisconsin. New this fall, through our partners in Safe Routes to School, and other supporters in the state who bring you Fire Up Your Feet, we are offering some region specific awards.

There will be four, $300 Regional Wisconsin AAA Challenge Awards:  $300 will be awarded to the school in each of the following regions* with highest participation rate for the entirety of the challenge period. Schools in these regions that win any other Challenges awards, including the the overall state awards, are eligible to receive the Regional Award as well.

*Regions: Milwaukee Public Schools, Dane County, La Crosse County, East Central Region (Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Green Lake County, Marquette County, Menominee County, Outagamie County, Shawano County, Waupaca County, Waushara County and Winnebago County)

Click here to register your school’s Walk to School Day Event »

Time to start planning for the next Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014! 532 events—13 in Wisconsin—are registered already. Don’t let your community  miss out on the fun!

We had 153 schools register in 2013 so let’s work to reach 200 in 2014!

Anyone who is affiliated with a school and would like more info or has questions on our programs, please contact Jake Newborn.

Free Safe Routes to school education And Encouragement programs!

If you are affiliated with Milwaukee Public Schools, The Bike Fed, through a WisDOT grant, can offer FREE Bicycle and Pedestrian safety and encouragement programs. Click here to sign up for the fall program that runs September 8th through October 31st!  They will fill up!

 

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