Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization: Nationwide Bike and Roll to School Day Set May 3
By Space Coast Daily // April 6, 2023
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Get ready to strap on your helmet and check those tires for National Bike & Roll to School Day 2023. This event will be held on May 3, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Whether you bicycle, scooter, or hoverboard to school, Brevard County encourages parents and guardians to make it a family event by riding together as part of the nationwide celebration.
While May 3 is the official date, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in May that best fits their schedules. Check with your school to see what day they’re celebrating.
A national event can be an amazing impetus for change in communities.
Through annual surveys, local Walk & Roll to School Day coordinators across the country have told us how a simple one-day event has led to great changes, such as long-term walking and rolling programs, new sidewalks and pathways, and needed policy changes at schools and in communities.
Improvements that normally take a long time to institute can happen quickly when city officials walk or roll to school with students and see firsthand what needs to be done.
The first National Walk & Roll to School Day—called Walk Our Children to School Day—was held in 1997. Since then, it’s come a long way.
In May 2012, the first-ever National Bike & Roll to School Day—called Bike to School Day—was celebrated across the U.S. Join families, schools and communities as they walk and bicycle to school for these events each year.