Get Set! Planning & Outreach Tools

Find information and tips about planning a Walk to School Day or Bike to School Day event, including getting buy-in from community members and promoting the event to potential participants, volunteers, merchants and others who’d be interested to learn more.

Plan the Event

Walk and Bike to School Day events can be simple or elaborate. Think about what works best for the school and community, and get started planning your event.

Involve the Community

There are many people who might want to be part of a Walk to School Day or Bike to School Day event. Depending on the goals of the event, there may be strategic reasons to get certain people involved. Read about who to involve, and how.

Event Ideas

Event organizers have been very creative in planning walk and bike to school day activities. Explore some of their event ideas for inspiration.

Build Excitement

Building excitement for your event is often as easy as letting people know about it, whether through handouts for children to take home, signs and banners in school or other materials. We’ve provided a few resources to help you get started.

Promote the Event

Promoting your event in the community can help build awareness of your event theme or cause, such as healthy habits, neighborhood safety or a sense of community. Learn more about promoting your event and/or cause.