Aces & Bike to School Day

Format: Webpage

Audience: K-12 School Health/Wellness Teams- Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Foodservice Workers, Community Members, Coaches

Cost: Free

ACES Day is an international celebration emphasizing physical activity among students and helps combat child obesity. Michigan schools participate in a variety of ways, including walking parades around the school, dance aerobics classes to music and field days consisting of outdoor events.

Stemming from the success of Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day is held annually on the Wednesday of the first full week in May, which coincides with National Bike Month. In Michigan, schools can register to get materials to help with planning, stickers for the students, bicycle safety instruction booklets, technical assistance, and a certificate of participation signed by the governor to display at the school.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation coordinates both events on the same day with help from Safe Routes to School, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan.

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