Winona Area Public Elementary Schools joined schools around the country to celebrate National Walk/Bike to School Day on May 9th, 2018. Approximately 250 students, parents and volunteers participated. Walk/Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.
Walk/Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.