Safe Routes to School Events
Bike to School Day will be postponed until Fall 2020.
Modeled after the successful Walk to School Day, students celebrate Bike to School Day by riding to school with their peers, teachers and guests on the first Wednesday in May. Each year students and parents ride to school together and learn about proper helmet fitting and basic bike safety.
Check with your school for details.
On Bike to School Day and everyday, here are the top 5 tips to stay safe on your bike:
- Always wear a helmet when you ride a bike, scooter or skateboard.
- Do the ABC Spin Check every time you ride.
- Follow the rules of the road.
- Don’t wear ear phones or talk on the phone while riding.
- Be Seen to Be Safe.
TKPK5K will not be held on Sunday, May 3 as planned. The Safe Routes to School Takoma Park 5K Challenge promotes pedestrian safety by challenging the students, parents and staff at participating schools, and area residents to train and compete in the annual race held the first Sunday in May. Events include a 5K run or walk, a one-mile fun run and a quarter mile youth race. Proceeds from the 5K Challenge fund pedestrian safety and health initiatives through the local Parent Teacher Associations.
Visit the TKPK5K website here.
Walk to School Day, October 7, 2020
Walk to School Day is held on the first Wednesday in October. Over 5,000 schools from 50 states participate, including five area schools. Walkers from the U.S. join students in 40 countries worldwide.
Students, their families and school staff from Takoma Park Middle, Takoma Park Elementary, Piney Branch Elementary, East Silver Spring Elementary and Rolling Terrace Elementary participate in Walk to School Day in Takoma Park. Safe Routes to School and the Takoma Park Police supports the event to ensure student safety.
Check with your school administration or PTA for details about your school’s participation.