Thousands of Minnesota students will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The annual event, sponsored by Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to increase physical activity and practice safe walking and bicycling activities.
This event also hopes to make walking and bicycling more visible in communities, reduce traffic congestion, and strengthen connections between families and schools.
More than 90 Minnesota schools have registered Walk to School Day events so far.
Schools can still register events and additional materials are available online at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ to support safe walking and bicycling activities all year long.