MARSHALL — Minnesota students are excited for Bike to School Day on May 8, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants more schools to join in. Over 150 schools in Minnesota are already signed up. Bike to School Day promotes safe biking and walking in school. MnDOT and Minnesota Safe Routes to School sponsor the event every year. 

Students and families can participate in various ways: biking or walking from home, joining a “walking school bus,” or having parents drop them off nearby. Studies show that physical activity improves kids’ health and academic performance. 

 “We know students do better in school when they add physical activities to their day,” said Kelly Corbin, MnDOT Safe Routes to School coordinator. “This event promotes safety skills that students can use throughout their lives.” 

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