Find out what our team is doing and ways you can celebrate all month long.
Walking and biking to school are great ways to get active and wake up our minds and bodies to prepare for a day of learning. Bike Fed encourages schools and families across the state to participate along with students across the world. School bus driver shortages have forced many families to scramble. Use this as an opportunity to try a new way to get to school! While we realize not each family will be able to participate on a single day, or on a trip to or from school, the same lessons and experiences can be applied to other trips to the park, store, or friends’ houses. Make walking and biking a fun way to incorporate activity into your day. Have ideas or want to share what your community is doing to celebrate? Tag us on social media and we might share it with our followers!
In case you haven’t heard Bike Fed launched our Safe Routes to School Dane County program this past summer. And we are bringing back the Walk or Wheel Challenge! Caitlin and Elizabeth, are excited to encourage families across the county to walk or wheel all month long.
Moving and Connecting!
Engage with the WOW Challenge with activities at home, at school, or through social media by using the hashtag #WOWChallengeDaneCo
School-wide Incentives! To be eligible for these incentives, complete this Google Form to let us know how you’d like to celebrate! Participating schools can choose from a list of prizes and experiences (subject to weather and availability) to keep students engaged and excited about active transportation. Incentives include, but are not limited to:
- Bike Parking Racks
- Blender Bike Party with REAP Food Group
- Walking field trip led by the Wisconsin Bike Fed
- Smart Snacks in Schools delivery by cargo bike
- Bike Rodeo in Spring 2022 led by Wisconsin Bike Fed
- Pedestrian Visibility package (lights, reflectors) to distribute to students
- Bike Supplies Package (lights, locks, bells) to distribute to students
Have any questions on how to get involved please contact Caitlin
A great place to find resources and ideas to host a walk or bike to school event is on the National Center for Safe Routes to School website. Make sure to register to have your event counted amongst the many others!
Visit our Safe Routes MPS Virtual Slideshow to engage students!
And if you are a family or staff within Milwaukee Public Schools you can contact Michael for support.
EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
Make sure to check out resources and community in this part of the state with our friends over at East Central Regional Planning Commission Safe Routes to School.