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National Bike to School Day: Roadmap to Riding

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Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day, a great way to stay active during National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and a fun opportunity to show us how you #MoveInMay! Organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, tens of thousands of students, families, school and community leaders will be pedaling to celebrate the many health, social, and environmental benefits of biking to school.

@FitnessGov tips to go from #0to60 on Bike to School Day: Check your bike -- Make sure your ties are inflated and brakes work properly. Adjust the fit -- Adjust your bike seat and handle bars to best fit you. Safety first -- Strap on your helmet and make sure it's secure. Make it a group ride -- Ask parents and friends to ride with you. Pay attention -- watch out for hazards and obey street signs. Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day, a great way to stay active during National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and a fun opportunity to show us how you #MoveInMay!

Organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, tens of thousands of students, families, school and community leaders will be pedaling to celebrate the many health, social, and environmental benefits of biking to school.

Over the past six years, schools nationwide have participated in this special observance.

You can learn more about Bike to School Day by visiting the Walk & Bike to School website. You can also find information to register your school’s event, download promotional materials, and see who else is participating!

In celebration of National Physical Fitness & Sport Month, here are a number of resources to help you get your family’s wheels turning in May and throughout the year:

Whether you’re biking in the neighborhood, down a mountain, or on a trail meandering through the countryside, be sure to follow @FitnessGov and let us know how you #MoveInMay! Don’t forget that the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition offers a number of programs to help you get moving and/or track your progress:

Please help us spread the word and encourage others to share their #MoveInMay via social media! Visit www.fitness.gov and check out our #MoveInMay Playbook which includes tips, sample social media messages, motivational content, and more.

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@FitnessGov tips to go from #0to60 on Bike to School Day: Check your bike -- Make sure your ties are inflated and brakes work properly. Adjust the fit -- Adjust your bike seat and handle bars to best fit you. Safety first -- Strap on your helmet and make sure it's secure. Make it a group ride -- Ask parents and friends to ride with you. Pay attention -- watch out for hazards and obey street signs.

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