Bike to School Day

May 7, 2014



A fifth-grader from Kincaid Elementary has won the bike prize raffle.

Thanks to all of the 3,000 students and staff coordinators from 62 schools who participated in Bike to School Day 2014.



Anchorage had more schools participate in Bike to School Day than any other city in the nation.


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‌‌‌Bike to School Day 2014 Trailside group


 Bike to School Day 2014 coordinator flier


Bike Safety Check & Carnival

Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. - 2 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, Bike Safety Check and Carnival.



The Bicycle Shop - Dimond

1801 W. Dimond Blvd.


Bike to School Day 2014 proclamation thumbnail image‌It's official, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has declared May 7, 2014, as 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 7. 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, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store. Contact the shop for additional information at 222-9953.


Students who ride their bikes to school May 7 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 Ben Harris in ASD Communications for additional information.








Schools participating in Bike to School Day 2014

(updated April  29)

Elementary schools
School Coordinator(s)
Abbott Loop Michel Woods
Airport Heights Cheryl Childers
Alpenglow Ellen Wilson
Aurora Karey Prater
Baxter Deb Plzak, Elizabeth Knapp
Bayshore Amanda Seldomridge, Ian Autrey
Bowman Lisa Earnhart
Campbell Sage Cohen, Wendy Parsons
Chester Valley Lisa Kenning
Chinook Shasta Miller
Chugach Optional Polly Smith
Chugiak Mark Heysell
College Gate Katie Povolo
Denali Pattie Welch
Eagle River Chris Ruggles
Fairview Lisa Kenning
Fire Lake Mark Heysell
Gladys Wood Travis Tobin
Government Hill Molly McGee
Huffman Natasha Bergt
Inlet View Lisa Kenning
Kincaid Kim Resheske
Kasuun Nate Korthuis
Klatt Josh Chelf
Lake Otis Susie Howard
Mt. Spurr Karey Prater
Muldoon Matthew Knorr
Northern Lights ABC Kathi Gallagher
Northwood ABC Kris Knaack
Ocean View Shasta Miller, Lindsay Jones
Orion Jenna White
Rogers Park Ben Elbow
Sand Lake Lisa Kelzenberg
Scenic Park Scott Armstrong
Susitna    Niki Underwood
Taku Shevaun Hacking
Trailside Megan Wegscheider
Tudor Lisa Nassuk
Turnagain Ann Bakker
Ursa Minor    James Linderman
School Coordinator(s)
Girdwood Cassie Cook
Middle schools
School Coordinator(s)
Begich Karen Forster
Central Amber Myers, Molly Elliot
Hanshew Laura Bowman
Mears Megan Perkins
Mirror Lake Clare Shea
Romig Rachel Hopkins
Wendler Kim Boyd Hummel
High schools
School Coordinator(s)
Bartlett Dan Brenner
Chugiak Brian Mason
Dimond Les Matz
Eagle River Kirby Senden
East    Maureen vanWagner
Service    Pat Murphy
South Joleen White
West William Kimball
Charter schools
School Coordinator(s)
Aquarian Robin Brosius
Highland tech Ayme Johnson
Winterberry Rayna Swanson
School Coordinator(s)
King Career Center Ole Jordan
Administrative facilities
Location Coordinator(s)
Education Center Ben Harris
Operations Andre Camara


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




  • 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 »



Bike to School Day Partners


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The Bicycle Shop
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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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