Hundreds of Maine school children will bike or walk to school with family members, school staff and volunteers in celebration of National Bike to School Day on May 9th. Organized events were planned at schools across the state throughout May, which is always National Bike Month. Check out our blog for photos and highlights from past years: Walk & bike inspiration from across the state!
The Maine Safe Route to School Program can support your event(s) with event announcement posters, walking school bus posters, and incentive stickers. Request promo materials for your event here.
Participants kicked off last year’s ride in record breaking numbers! Thousands of students pedaled their way to school during the 2017 Bike to School Day celebration! Over 3,000 schools across the country, from Maine to Hawaii participated. Register your school in the national database to join the thousands and remember to share your event plans and photos with #BiketoSchoolDay!
Here are the Maine schools that have submitted 2018 Walk & Bike to School activities:
- Auburn, Walton School – Bike To School Day
- Bangor, Abraham Lincoln School – Daily Walking School Bus
- Bangor, Downeast School – Daily Walking School Bus
- Bangor, Vine Street School – Daily Walking School Bus
- Cape Elizabeth, Pond Cove School – Bike or Walk To School Day
- Kittery, Shapleigh School – Bike To School Day
- Lewiston, Farwell School – Daily Walking School Bus
- Lincoln, Ella P. Burr – Walk and bike to school every Wednesday April-June
- Portland, East End Community School – Daily Walking School Bus
- Scarborough, Pleasant Hill School -Bike To School Day
- York, Coastal Ridge ES – Walk to school every Wednesday starting April 25
- York, Village ES – Walk to school every Wednesday starting April 25
- York Middle School – Walk to school every Wednesday starting April 25
Would you like to enhance student walking & biking safety? Please contact us about setting up a Safe Walker and Safe Bicycle Driver educational activity at your school. We can send an available safety instructor or train you to be the safety expert! Submit your request here: bikemaine.org/bpse-request
We hope to see you walking or biking to school this season!