Events

Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day

May 4, 2016

 Bikes outside a school fence 

 

Bike Safety Check & Carnival

Saturday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m.

Bicycle technicians and safety experts will be on hand to give bikes a safety check, fit helmets, offer safety tips and more at The Bicycle Shop - Dimond.

 

Location:

The Bicycle Shop - Dimond

1801 W. Dimond Blvd.

 

‌Last year, Gov. Bill Walker declared May 6, 2015 Bike to School Day in Anchorage. Read the proclamation‌

Anchorage School District students will be riding their bikes to celebrate Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 4. More than 50 schools and facilities will be participating in this event that promotes healthy habits, safe bicycling and a cleaner environment.

 

Health and Physical Education teachers and other staff are coordinating the event at schools. "Bike to School Day is a great opportunity for our students to explore a healthy alternative for getting to school. We're pleased to support this event that promotes safety and community benefits as well," said ASD Health and and Physical Education coordinator Melanie Sutton.

 

Students must wear a helmet to participate and should wear bright clothing. We suggest you help your student find a safe route to school. The Municipality of Anchorage Safe Routes Web page has maps that can help. Your school can also provide assistance.

 

The Bicycle Shop-Dimond, 1801 W. Dimond Blvd., and community organizations are partnering with ASD to provide a free bike safety check and carnival on Saturday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the store. Contact the shop for additional information at 222-9953.

 

Students who ride their bikes to school May 4 at an organized event (see below) or who participate in The Bicycle Shop safety carnival may enter a prize drawing for a Redline Raid child's bike from the Bicycle Shop or in-store credit for the value of the bike.

 

Join the fun. Parents are invited to ride with their students to school.

 

Contact Lindsay Jones for additional information.

 

Download the Bike to School poster and flier to promote the event in your school!

 

 

  

Schools participating in Bike to School Day 2016

Elementary schools
School Coordinator(s)
Abbott Loop Michel Woods
Alpenglow Lisa Earnhart
Aurora Karey Prater
Baxter Deb Huling-Plzak
Bayshore Ian Autrey
Bowman Sara Paulson
Campbell Lisa Pullen
Chester Valley Lisa Kenning
Chinook David Hall
Chugach Optional  Polly Smith
Chugiak Elementary Andrew Schweisthal
Creekside Park Bridie Hunt
Denali Montessori Shawn Horning
Eagle River Elem Chris Ruggles
Girdwood K-8 Cassie Quinn
Gladys Wood    Travis Tobin
Huffman Natasha Bergt
Inlet View Tim Stevens
Kasuun  Nate Korthuis
Kincaid Jennifer Kach
Klatt Josh Chelf
Lake Otis Susie Howard
Muldoon  Jami Eistetter
North Star    Cherilyn Ansley
Northern Lights ABC  Jennifer Kach
Northwood ABC Mark Heysell
Ocean View Steve Peterson
Orion Jenna White
Rogers Park Ben Elbow
Scenic Park Scott Armstrong
Susitna    Niki Salaices
Taku Shevaun Hacking
Trailside Ben Richardson
Tudor Lisa Nassuk
Turnagain Ann Baker
Ursa Major  Caitlin Marine
K-8
School Coordinator(s)
Girdwood K-8 Cassie Quinn
Middle schools
School Coordinator(s)
Mears Megan Perkins
Wendler  Kimberlee Boyd-Hummel
High schools
School Coordinator(s)
Eagle River High School   Lisa Kelzenberg and Kirby Senden
Service    Pat Murphy
South Shasta Miller
Career/Tech
School Coordinator(s)


 

Bike links

Walk, Bike to School

A site by the National Center for Safe Routes to School -- the national organizer of Bike to School Day

 

Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage

An Anchorage-based advocacy group for bicycle commuters

 

League of American Bicyclists

National Bike Month sponsors

 

Resources

FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS
& TEACHERS

  • Bike traffic signSafe routes to your school
  • Helping your child be a safe bicyclist
  • How to ride your bike safely
  • Bike safety check
  • Helmet fitting guide
  • More

Resources »

 

Partners

Bike to School Day Partners

 

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The Bicycle Shop
Dimond
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Anchorage Department of Health and Social Services logo

  Alaska Department of Transportation and Facilities logo
Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services   Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Safe Routes to School

 


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