FCPS Students Roll With It on Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 5

News Release
April 27, 2021

Let’s Roll With It is the theme of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) 2021 Bike to School Day, scheduled for Wednesday, May 5. The day is designed to promote physical activity whether on the way to school or in the neighborhood.

May is National Bike Month. Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride, walk, or roll will ensure that students are awake and ready to learn.

Students and employees are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work on May 5.  Schools that are launching a school-wide effort to participate can register online. Schools that register by May 1 will receive bike safety posters and wristbands.

Schools that have registered for Bike to School Day to date include:  Aldrin Elementary, Beech Tree Elementary, Cameron Elementary, Cherry Run Elementary, Churchill Road Elementary, Clearview Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Cunningham Park Elementary, Dogwood Elementary, Dranesville Elementary, Fairhill Elementary, Forestdale Elementary, Freedom Hill Elementary, Hunters Woods Elementary, Lane Elementary, Lemon Road Elementary, Mantua Elementary, Marshall Road Elementary, McNair Elementary, Powell Elementary, Rocky Run Middle, Rolling Valley Elementary, Sunrise Valley Elementary, Twain Middle,  Wakefield Forest Elementary, and Westgate Elementary. 

Information on walking and biking to school, including information on applying for grants and safety tips, on the Safe Routes to School web page. Incentives are available from the Safe Routes to School office.

Motorists are urged to be vigilant of bikers and pedestrians on Bike to School Day.

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For more information, contact Sally Smallwood at sbsmallwood@fcps.edu.