Walk Bike & Roll to School Day

National Walk & Roll to School Day and Bike & Roll to School Day are exciting celebrations where hundreds of students, family members, school staff, and community members across the region, state, and country walk, bike, and roll to school. 

These one-day events serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of safe routes to schools for all forms of active transportation. They welcome and encourage everyone of all abilities, fostering physical and mental well-being, strengthening connections with the environment, and creating memorable moments with friends, families, and the community. Active commuting helps students stay alert in class while imparting crucial lessons in traffic safety for all.

For further details about National Walk Bike & Roll events and how you can participate, please visit walkbiketoschool.org.

Bike & Roll to School Day 2024 Promotion 

Roll into action with Bike & Roll to School Day on May 8, 2024!

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is hosting our first Bike & Roll promotion filled with toolkits, safety resources, and giveaways! Schools located in the NCTCOG 12-county metropolitan planning area that pledge to host a Bike & Roll event in May can enter to win FREE safety-themed giveaways and new bikes for their students! 

Interested in participating? Registration and additional resources are now available through March 29 at https://brtsd.vista.page

NCTCOG’s promotion requires that participating schools register on www.WalkBikeToSchool.org

Check out the Texas schools that have participated in National Walk Bike & Roll to School Day events from 2018 to 2023. 

Walk to School Day 2023 Promotion 

2023 Walk to School Day Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Sonntag Elementary

2nd Place: Atherton Elementary

3rd Place: Sonntag Elementary

In 2023, for the third year, NCTCOG held a Walk to School Day promotion, providing fun, safety-themed giveaways for schools to hand out to participating students. Twenty-four schools received FREE promotional materials to support their Walk to School Day events by registering their event with NCTCOG. Each promotional kit included a Walk to School Day banner and other fun safety and encouragement items for students. Participating schools also entered their students’ names into a raffle to win one of four brand-new bikes! 

View the Walk to School Day Summary Sheet to learn more about the successful events at participating schools. The 2023 Walk to School Day promotion was presented at the NCTCOG April 2023 Public Meeting. See the slides here

Save the date for the 2024 Walk & Roll to School Day - Wednesday, October 9!

Keep Walking, Biking, & Rolling!

McCall Elementary Photo Contest Honorable Mention

Student riding bike to school

Miller Elementary Photo Contest Honorable Mention

    students participating in walk to school day

Everyday can be Walk Bike & Roll to School Day! Examples of ongoing activities in DFW include Walking School Buses (check out this one in Fort Worth!), Golden Sneaker Programsand Bike Buses.  The National Walk and Bike to School Day website offers great resources that are free to download.

Additional Imagery Provided by Sonntag, Atherton, McCall and Miller Elementary Schools 

Staff Contact: Shawn Conrad sconrad@nctcog.org