Check the air in your tires and oil up those chains because May 7this National Bike to School Day! TransOptions is gearing up with schools all around Northwestern New Jersey to encourage biking to school throughout the rest of the school year. If your child does not own a bike, we encourage walking to school instead!
Last year, TransOptions held an awesome Bike to School Day and Bike Rodeo with Merriam Avenue School in Newton, NJ. Here's a video from last year’s event!
School districts that are participating in a Walk/Bike to School Day this Spring include:
- Newton Public Schools
- New Providence School District
- School District of the Chathams
- Madison Public Schools
- Hanover Public Schools
- Ogdensburg School District
- Oxford Township School District
- Belvidere School District
- Washington Borough School District
Here are some tips before celebrating Bike to School Day!
Check out your bike!
- Watch this video from the League of American Bicyclists on how to insure that your child’s bike is in top condition.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wear your helmet!
- It is New Jersey state law that children 17 years and under MUST wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
- Wear reflective clothing and make sure there is plenty of reflective gear on your child’s bicycle.
BE HEARD! Put a bell on your bike!
- It is New Jersey state law that you must have a bell on your bicycle.
- Who doesn’t LOVE riding their bike?!
If you are interested in arranging a Bike to School Day or volunteering for one at your school, contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Andrew Lappitt or call him at (973) 267-7600.