Way2Go encourages schools to participate in National Ride2School Day on Friday 23 March
If you’ve participated in Way2Go Bike Ed this is a perfect chance for students to practise their bike riding skills. They can also walk, scoot or skate to school on the day.
Research shows that riding, scooting, skating or walking to school contributes to students’ physical activity level (recommended 60 min. minimum per day) and makes them more focused and ready to learn than those who are driven.
Tips to prepare to ride to school as part of National Ride2School Day
- Make sure your bike is ready to go by watching the Way2Go Bike Maintenance video to help you keep your bike clean, repair and change a tyre and learn how to check, adjust and repair brakes.
- Try practicing a ride from home to school on a weekend to see how long it takes and the best route (take an adult with you).
- Ride to and from school with an adult. Do this until you are both confident you can do it.
- Once you feel confident you might like to try riding to and from school on your own or with a friend on National Ride2School Day or any other day (get your parents’ permission first).
- If you’re a parent and are planning to ride to school with your children and then continue to ride to work find the best route by using the DPTI Cycle Instead Journey Planner.
Join 3000 other active schools across Australia who have already registered. Their students and families will walk, ride, scoot or skate to school.
Register your school here