Bike to School Day
May 8, 2013
Bike Safety Check & Carnival
Saturday, May 4, 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.
Special bike train event
Olympic skier Holly Brooks and Anchorage Chief of Police Mark Mew will ride to school with students from Trailside Elementary and Service High schools at 8:30 a.m. on May 8.
Anchorage School District students will be riding their bikes to celebrate Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8. More than 40 schools and facilities will be participating in this event that promotes healthy habits, safety 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.
Bicycle Commuter of Anchorage and The Bicycle Shop-Dimond, 1801 W. Dimond Blvd., are partnering with ASD to provide a free bike safety check and carnival on Saturday, May 4 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 8 at an organized event (see below) or who participate in The Bicycle Shop safety carnival may enter a drawing for a new Redline Raid or Redline Roam bike,* bike gear, iPod shuffle and more. Students with an "I biked to school" sticker distributed at participating schools below will receive a 10 percent discount on most items at Bosco's comics May 8 and May 9. Contact the store at 274-4112 for details.
Join the fun. Parents are welcome to ride with their students to school.
Contact Ben Harris in ASD Communications for additional information.
*As sizing is important, the retail value of a Redline Raid bicycle may be applied toward the purchase of a different bike for an older cyclists if preferred.
Schools and facilities participating in Bike to School Day events
|School / Facility||Coordinator||School / Facility||Coordinator|
|Alpenglow||Ellen Wilson||Kincaid||Kim Resheske|
|Baxter||Elizabeth Knapp||Mears||Abby Tiedemann|
|Bayshore||Ian Autrey||Muldoon||Jami Eistetter|
|Begich||Tiffany Nogg||Northern Lights ABC||Shelly James|
|Benson Secondary||Jeff Chisholm||North Star||Kim Meck|
|Bowman||Sara Paulson||Operations/Facilities||Andre Camara|
Link for Central MS registration
|Amber Myers||Rilke Schule||Tim Whiteley|
|Central||Molly Miller||Romig||Adrienne Voss|
|Chugach Optional||Polly Smith||Russian Jack||Lisa Pullen|
|Chugiak High||Brian Mason||Service||Joel Rardin|
|Chugiak Elem.||Mark Heysell||Service||Pat Murphy|
|Chugiak Elem.||Andrew Schweisthal||South||Joleen White|
|College Gate||Katie Povolo||Steller||Troy Fast|
|Denali Montessori||Sage Cohen||Student Nutrition||Ladonna Dean|
|Eagle River High||Kirby Senden||Susitna||Benjamin Elbow|
|Eagle River Elem.||Patty Ortiz-Perham||Taku||Angie Jensen|
|East||Scott Thomas||Tudor||Lisa Nassuk|
|Education Center||Ben Harris||Turnagain||Ann Baker|
|Girdwood||Cassie Cook||Wendler||Kim Boyd Hummel|
|Government Hill||Kim Amaya||West||Katie Harich|
|Huffman||Tasha Bergt||Williwaw||Adam Hornstein|
|Inlet View||Michelle Jacus||Willow Crest||Melodee Pfeifer|
|King Career Center||Ole Jordan|
A site by the National Center for Safe Routes to School -- the national organizer of Bike to School Day
An Anchorage-based advocacy group for bicycle commuters
National Bike Month sponsors
- Helping your child be a safe bicyclist (PDF)
- Ride your bike safely (PDF)
- Bike safety check (PDF)
- Helmet fitting guide (PDF)
Bike to School Day Partners
|The Bicycle Shop
|Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage|
|Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services||Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Safe Routes to School|
Cheri Spink, Executive Director, Anchorage School Business Partnerships.
In the news
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has proclaimed May 8, 2013, as Bike to School Day.
Read the proclamation (PDF)