And guess what? Bike Month is not just for grown-ups. Bike Month is for kids and teens, too! And just like we have a brand-spanking-new website for the Group Health Commute Challenge, we also have one for the Bike to School Challenge!
Middle and High School students can sign up to participate in this awesome competition at biketoschool.cascade.org. When these teens sign up, they are automatically put on a team with the other bicycle riders at their school. Then they can log their trips and miles and win fabulous prizes! Their names are entered into a prize drawing for every trip to school made by bicycle, so the more often these students ride their bikes to school, the better their chances are of winning! We have a grand prize for the rider who has logged the most miles by the end of the month, plus we’ll throw an ice cream party for the students at whichever school has the most participation! Check out the website for more information about prizes and rules.
Are you a student? Sign up today! The first 50 students to sign up will receive a sweet “I’m on a BIKE!” t-shirt. And tell your friends! The more people riding their bikes to your school, the more likely you are to beat all the other schools in Seattle. Plus, riding is more fun with friends. Find a buddy who lives near you and make the trip together.
Are you a parent? Tell your kids! Elementary school students can also participate in an offline version of the challenge. (Contact Jenny Almgren for Elementary School information.)
Are you a teacher? Tell your students and your colleagues! Spreading the word is half the battle, so make sure students hear about the Bike to School Challenge loud and clear. Need some help, information or resources? Let me know.