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May 8 is National Bike to School Day

By | Coalition News, Featured Posts, Safe Biking at School, SRTS

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 8th. Organized events were planned at schools across the state throughout May, which is always National Bike Month.

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 2018 Bike to School Day celebration! Over 3,200 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 2019 Walk & Bike to School activities:

  • Bangor, Abraham Lincoln School – Daily Walking School Bus
  • Bangor, Downeast School – Daily Walking School Bus
  • Bangor, Vine Street School – Daily Walking School Bus
  • Brunswick, Coffin ES – Monthly Bike or Walk to School
  • Brunswick, Harriet Beecher Stowe ES – Monthly Bike or Walk to School
  • Camden, Camden Rockport MS – Bike or Walk To School Day
  • Cape Elizabeth, Pond Cove School – Bike or Walk To School Day
  • Gray, Gray Recreation Department – Bike or Walk to School Day
  • Gray, Gray-New Gloucester MS – Bike or Walk To School Day
  • Lewiston, Farwell School – Daily Walking School Bus
  • Portland, Lincoln MS – Bike or Walk To School Day
  • Scarborough, Pleasant Hill School – Bike To School Day
  • Waterville, Albert S Hall School – The Spring BIG walk to school in May
  • York, Village ES – Walk to school every Wednesday starting in April

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: request.mainebpse.org
We hope to see you walking or biking to school this season!

National Walk to School Day is Oct. 10th!

By | Coalition News, Featured Posts, SRTS

Hundreds of Maine school children will walk or bike to school with family members, school staff and volunteers in celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 10th. Organized events are planned at schools across the state throughout October, which is National Walk to School Month.
The Maine Safe Route to School Program can support your event(s) with event announcement posters, walking school bus posters, and incentive stickers. To request these, please register your event here.
Here are the Maine schools that have planned Walk & Bike to School activities this fall:

  • Auburn, Walton School
  • Bangor, Downeast School
  • Bangor, Vine Street School
  • Brunswick, Coffin School
  • Brunswick, Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School
  • Camden-Rockport Middle School
  • Eagle Lake Elementary / Jr High School
  • Fort Kent Elementary School
  • Fort Kent, Valley Rivers Middle School
  • Fort Kent Community High School
  • Howland, Hichborn Middle School
  • Kingfield Elementary School
  • Lewiston, Geiger Elementary
  • North Anson, Carrabec Community School
  • Norway, Guy E. Rowe Elementary School
  • Portland, East End Community School
  • Portland, Harrison Lyseth Elementary School
  • Portland, Lincoln Middle School
  • Portland, Lyseth Elementary School
  • Saint Francis Elementary School
  • South Portland, Memorial Middle School
  • Wallagrass Elementary School
  • Waterville, Albert S. Hall School
  • York, Village Elementary School

We hope to see you walking or biking to school this season!