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Participate in Bike to School Day on May 9

bike-to-school-dayMARK YOUR CALENDARS: APS will Celebrate Bike and Walk to School Day 2018 on Wednesday, May 9 

To promote the great health, environmental, social and transportation benefits of biking and walking to school, Arlington Public Schools will take part in Bike and Walk to School Day 2018 on Wednesday, May 9 / #APSBike2SchoolDay. This year marks the seventh annual national celebration, and students and staff here in Arlington will once again join schools, families, community partners, and elected officials around the country in celebrating the joys of biking and walking to school.

APS has taken part in Bike and Walk to School Day since its inception in 2012, with all schools participating in some way each year. APS’ goal for Bike and Walk to School Day 2018 is 100% participation. It’s up to each school to decide what that participation looks like. Contact Lauren Hassel, APS Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at lauren.hassel@apsva.us, for more on Bike and Walk to School Day 2018 and for new resources to use locally.

Of course in Arlington, Bike and Walk to School Day isn’t just for students. With the help of Arlington Transportation Partners, APS staff can join the fun: Check out the invitation at http://bit.ly/APS-StaffBike2SchoolDay  Contact Elizabeth Denton at elizabeth.denton@transpartners.com for details.

Background:
Coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and building on the success of Walk and Bike to School Day each October, Bike and Walk to School Day provides an opportunity for communities across the country to celebrate active transportation and Bike Month by biking and walking to school on the same day each May.