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May is National Bike Month! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted this celebration. Read on to find news and information about updates to National Bike Month celebrations.

Walk & Bike to School Day is about community, safety and health. Right now our communities need us to focus on health in a different way. This year, due to COVID-19, coming together is not advised. Depending on your community’s situation, we hope individual families will get outside for a walk or bike ride when possible.

The celebration of Walk to School Day has been postponed to October, but suggestions are available for participating from a distance and on social media from May 4 to May 8 to help continue the strong sense of community that makes Bike to School Day so powerful.

Get In the Know

Find more ideas and national resources for promoting bicycle commuting from the League of American Bicyclists website.

The League hopes that the hundreds of thousands of you who participate in Bike Month events in typical years continue to do so through virtual, solo, or safely distanced events in May 2020, and beyond.

National Bike to Work Week 2020 will take place September 21-27, 2020. Bike to Work Day is Tuesday, September 22!

Read more about their plans for Bike Month during a pandemic here.

Let’s talk!

Whether you’re in Central Oklahoma or beyond, get the OK In the Know community behind you! Comment on what’s happening near you this month (or how you’re leveraging Bike Month to gain momentum for your work) in the Forum (login required) or contact the OK In the Know team to have your event added to the public events calendar.

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A nationally recognized tobacco research center, the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) focuses on conducting scientific research and interventions addressing tobacco use and other modifiable health risk factors, such as sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and risky alcohol and other substance use as well as the dissemination of the research findings. These health risk factors have an important impact on the current and long-term health of Oklahomans and existing health disparities.

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If you’re finding extra time while teleworking, these virtual trainings may be good for you!

A 12-part series of leadership training webinars is now available to all OK In The Know members. The training series, developed by TSET Health Communication, is relevant for anyone looking to build their leadership and interpersonal skills at work and beyond.

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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to talking about and implementing health policies. General information about various topics is listed below as a starting point for local wellness initiatives. Among these resources you can find: what a policy is; health facts about tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity in Oklahoma; and a toolkit for worksite smoking cessation.

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