The entire month of May is ‘National Bike Month’ as declared and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists (https://bikeleague.org/bikemonth). National Bike Month is a way for communities to come together to celebrate and promote the benefits of bicycling. Several events are held both locally, and nationally, that promote more folks getting on their bikes and riding throughout May; including Bike to Work Week (May 13-19), Bike to Work Day (May 17), and Bike to School Day (held May 8).

One way that Live Well Omaha Kids (under the direction of Live Well Omaha) will be contributing to the National Bike Month efforts will be through continuing to carry out Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programming efforts alongside Omaha Public Schools (OPS) in 2019-2020. SRTS is an evidence-based, policy change which brings together members of the school and the community in an effort to increase rates of biking and walking to school. Live Well Omaha Kids will be supporting two schools within the OPS school district in the next school year. Presently, Howard Kennedy Elementary School has already begun the project by meeting with Live Well staff members to begin formulating ideas on how to best develop and implement the project come the fall semester when kids arrive back at school.

We are looking forward to working with our SRTS schools and can’t wait to share more updates soon!