Get Registered – Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 7

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Get Registered – Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 7

Celebrate winter with a fun event – we’ve got resources to help!

When the weather outside is frightful in Minnesota, we put on our hats, gloves and jackets, and get ready to have some fun. Minnesota Safe Routes to School’s seventh-annual Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 7. It’s a celebration of walking, biking and playing in the coldest and snowiest days of winter. 

colorful gloves in the snow

The idea is simple: get kids walking outside. Whether that’s having all kids take a lap outside before school, organizing a story stroll, or celebrating those who walk or roll year-round.

After all, this is Minnesota - the land of ice fishing, hockey, cross-country skiing, fat biking and sledding. Why wouldn’t we throw a Walk (and Bike) to School Day party in the middle of the winter? Dig out your hats and gloves, organize your volunteers and get stepping for Winter Walk to School Day on Feb. 7, 2024.

Register by Jan. 24, 2024, and we’ll support your efforts with materials and incentives to get your school moving.

Winter Walk Day Marketing Toolkit 

Resources to make your event easier – download templates and update with your event details.

Golden Snow Boot Award

Golden Snow boot

2023 Golden Snow Boot

Help your school win the “Golden Snow Boot” Award! During each Winter Walk to School Day, our MnSRTS team asks participating schools to submit stories and photos of their event to compete for the Golden Snow Boot Award. Submit your stories and photos to by Feb. 16, 2024, to enter.

Walk bike Fun

Host a Walk! Bike! Fun! Training next spring

Help us spread the joy with children across Minnesota by learning how to ride a bike for fun or transportation in their school curriculum. We are accepting applications for our Spring Walk! Bike! Fun! Educator Training Host Site until Jan. 15, 2024. The training is free and sub-pay can be provided to reduce barriers for attending. Learn more about the Educator Training or view the full curriculum at

Open and Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Fall funding opportunities are opening this month to help you design your projects, fund infrastructure improvements, or apply for a SRTS Coordinator to help implement strategies from your SRTS Plans.

Nominations open for MN Bike/Walk Awards

According to the League of American Bicyclists, Minnesota is one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the country. Even though we have the hard work of hundreds of individuals and organizations to thank for this, BikeMN strives each year to recognize people who have gone the extra mile to make Minnesota a place where bicycling is easy, safe, and fun for everyone.

MN Bike/Walk Awards are hosted annually with nominations open through the end of the year. We currently are recognizing outstanding groups and bike-friendly people in these award areas:

  • Educator of the year (individual)
  • Educator of the year (school or organization)
  • Advocate of the year (group or individual)
  • Bicycle/Walk Friendly Community Champion (individual, group or committee)
  • Bicycle/Walk Friendly Business Champion (individual, group or committee)
  • Lifetime Service Award

Upcoming events:

Dec. 7, 10-11 a.m. – MN SRTS Network Call

Feb. 7, 2024Winter Walk to School Day – get registered!

May 8, 2024Bike to School Day  


Check out the web-based Minnesota Bike Map, order free printed MN Bike Maps, and order MN Bicycle Handbooks (English, Spanish, Somali) for your organization’s events!

Learn more about the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum, bike fleet trailer request, and future training opportunities.

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