May is national Bike Month and Bike to School Month! This is a month-long event designed to encourage people of all ages across the country to engage in active transportation through cycling. In addition to being an enjoyable activity, bicycling can lead to lifelong healthy habits.
We envision Bike to School Month as a family event that is inclusive and hope to also introduce parents to the joy of bicycling. We encourage families to ride together whenever possible. Whether you bike with your child to school, the park or the grocery store, you are:
- creating daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy;
- modeling safe and responsible riding while fostering your child’s independence; and
- reducing car traffic and carbon emissions.
St. John School and Cascade Bicycle Club invite you and your student(s) to join our friendly Bike to School Challenge, where students can receive fun and safety-oriented prizes for recording their minutes of activity in May on the Challenge Calendar. In addition, all students who bike to school on National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, will receive a cool prize from Cascade Bicycle Club (supply limited)!
Please return the attached registration form to the school office by Monday, May 7.
Download the Challenge Calendar to record your child’s minutes of activity and turn it into the school office by Monday, June 3, so we can total their collective minutes in time to receive prizes!