The National Center for Safe Routes to School officially announced its partnership with Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program for the 2014. The two groups will be planning several activities throughout the year; the first will focus on Bike to School Day with a contest called: Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway. This giveaway will give 10 schools and community organizations across the US a chance to win 10 bikes and 20 helmets.
Bike to School Day, May 7, 2014, is a national event that gives communities across the country the opportunity to join together in bicycling to school on the same day. The national event is part of the movement for year-round safe routes to school and encourages biking to school as a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute fun and active.
“At Schwinn, we are dedicated to bicycle safety,” said Alice Tillett, president of Pacific Cycle. “We are thrilled to partner with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to ensure that parents and children are educated properly on the correct use of and importance of helmets. We want kids to ride safely every time they get on a bike, and National Bike to School Day is a great kick off to the 2014 Helmets on Heads initiative.”
Individuals, schools and organizations that register their Bike to School Day event online are eligible to win one of the ten drawings for Schwinn’s bike and helmet giveaway. Each giveaway will include 10 bicycles and 20 helmets to be awarded to a winning school. Drawings will begin on Wednesday April 16th. Winners will be announced weekly on the Safe Routes to School and Schwinn Facebook pages.
To learn more about these great organizations and the 2014 Bike to School Day Event, visit: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/node/50743