Every October, thousands of schools across America drum up some fun and excitement on Walk or Bike to School Day. It’s a rockin’ way for kids to get their 60 minutes of physical activity for the day. Plus, they can band together with friends along the way.

Join the movement this year. Encourage your little walk stars to stroll or roll to school, and set the stage for a healthier, happier future.

Put safety in the limelight with these tips:

  • Plan out a route, and stick to it.
  • Have kids buddy up with a friend.
  • Kids should always wear a helmet.
  • Kids should never get a ride from a stranger.
  • Designate a safe place to go if they need help.
  • Respect traffic lights, stop signs and other rules of the road.
  • Cross streets safely.
  • Wear bright-colored clothing to increase visibility.

Stay in tune with more safety tips.


Kids aren’t the only ones who need a daily dose of physical activity. Adults should get 30 minutes of movement every day, and stringing along with your kids on Walk or Bike to School Day is an electrifying way to get it.

Try these ideas, and make the day a show-stopping success:

Start a walk n’ roll band.

On the way to school, bring the whole family along. Make the day a community event by inviting friends and neighbors to participate, too.

Go on tour around the community.

If you live too far from school or don’t have access to safe routes, drive to a starting point and park. Then, get the show on the road and walk or bike from there.

Perform at school.

Host an event at your school, like a walk n’ roll parade. Have it during a school assembly so every student can feel what it’s like to be a walk n’ roll star.


To register for a Walk or Bike to School Day event, visit walkbiketoschool.org.

Check out more ways kids can stay active before, during and after school!