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Walk and Roll to School Day

Walk and Roll to School MonthsBike Rack

October is National Walk to School Month, and May is National Bike to School Month. During these months, Walk and Roll to School events are held are schools to celebrate and encourage walking and biking.


If you are interested in planning a Walk and Roll to School event, the following documents are available to help you:

The City also has editable flyers available that can be printed or emailed to families:

For additional resources for hosting a Walk and Roll to School event, we recommend the 'Walk and Bike to School' website. You can also contact Carrie Wilhelme, Safe Routes to School Coordinator at cwilhelme@cityoftacoma.org if you have any questions or would like ideas. 


Walk and Roll to School Incentives

The City of Tacoma offers incentives to support your Walk and Roll to School event. The incentives include 200 stickers and three yard signs. Please complete the following registration form if you would like to receive the incentives.


Walk and Roll to School incentive registration  


Walk to School Event


Why Walk and Roll to School?

The benefits include:

  • Promoting physical activity and improving the health of students
  • Improving air quality by reducing traffic congestion around schools
  • Raising awareness and improving the safety of students as they travel to school
  • Meeting new people and building a stronger community around our schools

Visit our Safe Routes to School Program web page for additional information.


Bryant Walk Event


History and Background

Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.  The event encourages students and families to try walking, bicycling or skateboarding to school. Join the thousands of communities who participate in Walk or Bike to School events every year. Noted below are nationally recognized days which encourage children, parents, schools and communities to walk, bike or skateboard to school.

  • Walk to School Day - October 6, 2021
  • Bike to School Day 2020 - May 4, 2022

The individual events are combined into what is called the Walk and Roll to School Day as both of these encourage walking as well as bicycling to school.