Safe Routes to School: Get Biking! Get Walking!

1230038_10151812761334658_956370551_nThe school year has just begun and we’re getting ready to teach thousands of elementary and middle school children how to ride their bikes more safely. Since 2009, MassBike has been teaching through the Safe Routes to School Program, a federally-funded initiative which promotes healthy transportation alternatives for trips to and from school.

On October 9, 2013 join Massachusetts Safe Routes to School, and schools worldwide in celebration of International Walk/Bike to School Day!

This marks the first big kick-off for the 2013-2014 school year. Check out the infographic to see the program’s incredible impact promoting healthy travel initiatives. Help keep our momentum going!

Since beginning our youth education outreach, we’ve brought our school-age workshops to schools in Worcester, Cambridge, Cohasset, Franklin, Pittsfield, Framingham and dozens of communities around the state.

With your help, our expert instructors could reach even more children (including yours!) on the importance of bicycle maintenance, helmet use and road safety. Our instructors tailor the message to age-level to ensure that these critical safety lessons are most appropriate, effective and empowering.

The classes are funded through the state’s Safe Routes to School Program, and free to the participating schools. To schedule a class, send an email to Education@MassBike.org and we can get the ball rolling.

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