DENVER (CBS4)– Despite the snow and rain on Friday, thousands of students hope for warm, sunny conditions for the fifth annual Bike to School day on May 4.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Nearly 100 schools across Colorado and more than 1,800 schools around the country will participate in the event.

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May is also National Bike Month where students, parents and teachers will strap on their helmets and pedal to school. Drivers are urged to be extra cautious throughout the month as more people hit the streets on their bicycles.

“This year’s participation in Bike to School Day is as exciting as ever,” said Colorado Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program Manager Leslie Feuerborn in a statement. “The excitement and support for events across Colorado from Durango to Idalia and from DeBeque to Campo and all along the Front Range is inspiring, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how many communities and families are coming together to promote safe biking to school on this one day.”

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Additional Information from CDOT: 

Walk and Bike to School Day: www.walkbiketoschool.org

National Center for Safe Routes to School: www.saferoutesinfo.org

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Colorado Safe Routes to School: www.codot.gov/programs/bikeped/safe-routes