Walk and Roll on Fantastic Fridays

Do you know a student or two ready to commit to walking or rolling every Friday from April 9, 2021, through the end of school in June?

 

Fantastic Fridays are a weekly celebration of students walking and rolling to school in Northern Michigan. Fantastic Fridays are super easy, super fun community actions to encourage elementary and middle school students to actively move themselves to school. One Friday at a time, we hope to create a walking, biking culture in our schools and community. 

BENEFITS OF WALKING AND ROLLING TO SCHOOL

  • Enhanced concentration in class
  • Reduced traffic congestion near schools
  • Strengthened cognitive acuity
  • An elevated sense of community

The more of us who walk and roll to school (and work) also benefits the community with safer streets, cleaner air, and more quality time with friends and family. 

READY TO WALK AND ROLL? 

If you’re a student, invite a classmate and commit to being awesome by walking, biking, or rolling to school every Friday beginning April 9. If you’re a parent, how many neighborhood kids can you inspire and encourage? 

  • Ideas on what should be done to make your school more walkable/bikeable? Spots for Park & Stroll locations? Routes for bike trains or walking buses? What safety concerns do you see around your school? How can we better encourage and empower more kids to actively get themselves to your school?
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PARK AND STROLL OPTION

Do you live too far from school to walk or bike? Or, maybe you don’t have a safe route to school from home? No worries, you can still participate.

** If you take the bus to school, walk or ride your bike to the bus stop. This totally counts as awesomeness. We have a limited number of Bike2Bus pop-up neighborhood bike racks for popular bus stops. If you can talk some buddies into biking-to-bus with you, let us know. We’ll try to connect you with someone.

** Does you usually drive you to school? Ask them nicely to leave a little earlier on Fridays to Park & Stroll. It’s a thing. And it’s fantastic.

PARK & STROLL LOCATIONS: TRAVERSE CITY

PARK & STROLL LOCATIONS: NORTHPORT

PARK & STROLL LOCATIONS: ELK RAPIDS

Want more Park & Stroll locations and routes for your school? Let us know. We’re here to help.

BIKE TRAINS

Getting to school with your friends is fun! Learn how to start a train in your neighborhood.