Learn healthy habits with Minnesota Bike to School day

Spring Bike to School Day is happening Wednesday, May 8 and thousands of Minnesota students are getting ready for the big day.

More than 150 Minnesota schools have signed up to participate in this annual event, using this day to teach about safe biking and walking habits to keep in mind.

Depending on the school, students can bike or walk to school directly from home, join a “walking school bus, or have their parents drop them off a few blocks away.

“We know students do better in school when they add physical activities to their day,” said Kelly Corbin, MnDOT Safe Routes to School coordinator. “This event promotes safety skills that students can use throughout their lives.”

Each year this event is sponsored by MnDOT and Minnesota Safe Routes to School. Additional materials are available online to support year-round walking and biking activities. More information is available at mndot.gov/saferoutes.