Walk and Bike Events

All year long, the County of Santa Clara encourages schools and families to get active through monthly Walk, Bike, and Roll events. View the upcoming events below to see how you can join.

School-Age Children Riding Bikes to School

Celebrate National Bike to School Month

The County of Santa Clara is celebrating Bike to School Day on May 8, 2024We encourage families and students to add biking to their daily lives. Bike to school, on a park trail, or around the neighborhood. Try out different activities to see what’s most fun for the entire family.

How can cities take part?

City partners and agencies can encourage their community residents and schools to bike and roll. Promote and encourage schools to register for the “Bike Rack Decorating Contest." Take part in Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's Bike to Wherever Day's events: 

How can schools take part?

We encourage students and families to bike, roll, or wheel your way to school all month long. During Bike to School Month, schools can take part in the “Bike Rack Decorating Contest.”

Schools can pick one week to celebrate, or celebrate all month long. Choose the activities that work best for your school, and remember to have fun! Use the hashtag #SCCBikeMonth2024 to share your activities on social media. Tag County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition on:

Bike Rack Decorating Contest

Turn your ordinary bike racks into something extraordinary. Take part in the countywide Bike Rack Decorating Contest! Use your students’ creative talents to decorate your school’s bike racks. Compete against schools across the county.

Decorated Bike Rack with Emission Reductions Theme

Contest rules:

  1. Register your school (K-12) by May 3, 2024. Registration opens April 15.
  2. Decorate your school bike rack(s) at least one time from April 22 through May 10.
  3. Submit at least one photo of your decorated bike rack by May 10 by emailing [email protected].
  4. Adults, be sure to have students actively involved with the bike rack decorating.

The first 20 schools to register will receive a bike rack decorating contest starter kit. If you receive a starter kit, you can use more than the supplies provided to decorate your bike rack(s). Be creative, and let your imagination create a bike rack masterpiece.

A panel of judges and bicycle enthusiasts will select a winner. The winning school will be announced by Thursday, May 16. The school will receive the Golden Bike Award. This includes a trophy and “bragging rights” until next year’s competition!


Learn more about Bike to School Month:

Prepare for safe bicycling in your community:

For more information about upcoming walk, bike, and roll events, please contact Martha Lara at martha.lara@phd.sccgov.org.

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