In a bid to promote physical activity and improve the safety of bicycle riders, cops and educators across America helped #BikeToSchoolDay go viral with their tips to help save lives.
The nationwide biking event, which started in 2012 following the success of Walk to School Day, used celebrations at more than 2,800 schools to harness a teachable moment for students.
Police and teachers pushed lessons on everything from helmet safety to mindfulness while riding in traffic. But cops not only emphasized alertness for riders; they also urged automobile drivers to be more aware and to use extra caution on the road now that the weather has warmed and more kids will be out riding.
Whether it was kids riding with a parent in tow, or others who met up to form pelotons pressing toward their schools, here’s a taste of the action we saw on social media: