Bike to School days 2019 photo of cyclists riding over a small bridge along the Riverwalk.The TPO convenes a diverse group of organizations and individual volunteers to organize our community’s Walk and Bike to School Days. Local media coverage with details for the most recent events are below:

“Local Schools Celebrate Bike to School Day”, The, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

“Tennessee Valley Students Participate in International Walk to School Day”. WRCB-TV, Tuesday, October 2, 2018


TPO involvement with these events stems from our earlier work with the federal Safe Routes to School program. While there is no longer a standalone federal Safe Routes to School funding program,  safe routes to school projects are eligible for federal funding under the set-aside of Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program funding for transportation alternatives in the FAST Act, the most recent federal transportation legislation.

Contact Jonathan Gibbons at if you are interested in organizing a walk or bike to school day event at your school.