ACES/Bike to School Day

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ACES & Bike to School Day—May 4, 2016

Project ACES was created by a physical education teacher in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise. The event is an international celebration of health, more commonly known as All Children Exercise Simultaneously, or ACES Day.

Bike to School Day brings community leaders, parents, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to be more walkable and bikeable, while promoting the importance of physical activity. Biking to school counts as an ACES Day activity.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation coordinates both events on the same day, with help from Safe Routes to School, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan.

Last year’s results:

  • Participating Schools: 939
  • Participating Students:307,051
  • Participating Michigan Counties: All 83


This celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity. Any school that participates in Bike to School Day is now also part of Project ACES.

Michigan schools have the freedom to make the event their own and are encouraged to get creative! Schools have observed ACES Day in a variety of ways, including:

  • Walking parades
  • Biking to school
  • Dance aerobics classes
  • Field days, or outdoor events


Please direct all questions to Allie McLary at

2016 ACES Registration

Register for ACES Day 2016 to be included in this worldwide initiative to promote the importance of physical activity. Registered schools receive a packet, including:

  • Certificate of Participation signed by the Governor
  • ACTIVE Newsletter for students
  • ACES Day stickers for students
  • Post-event Survey


Register now to ensure timely delivery as well as availability of these materials. For additional materials to help your school promote and plan the event, check out our School Tool Kit here.

Click to view a list of 2016 registered schools (updated 2/8/16)

Questions? Ask Allie McLary at

Please provide the following information:
Fields with an * are mandatory.
Your materials will be shipped via UPS. Please list your school's STREET ADDRESS. No P.O. Boxes or residential addresses will be accepted.
Email addresses are important in order to receive up-to-the-minute communication about ACES and other related programs.
Example: K-2, K-5, K-6, 6-8, etc.
This number will be used to determine the amount of materials sent to your school

Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Registration

All Farm Bureau Insurance Agents in Michigan are encouraged to register to sponsor an elementary or middle school on ACES and Bike to School Day.

How it works:

  • Choose from this list of options to determine your donation to the school
  • Register below as a sponsoring agent—on this form you’ll specify which school you’d like to sponsor and what options you’ve chosen to give
  • You’ll then get an email from the Michigan Fitness Foundation to help you plan your ACES Day on May 4, 2016.
  • Utilize this Agent Tool Kit to help you generate ideas and plan


Farm Bureau Agents Ben and Kelsey Starr Sponsor Schools for ACES Day

For the 18th year, the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Farm Bureau Insurance are partnering for All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) and Bike to School Day, creating opportunities for local Farm Bureau agents to sponsor physical activity at elementary and middle schools throughout Michigan.

ACES Day is made possible through the generous support of agents like Kelsey and Ben Starr, who have been sponsoring schools in the Monroe area for six years.

“Ben and I have three boys at home,” says Kelsey. “We believe that the younger they learn the importance of physical fitness and activity, the better the chances that it will stick with them.”

Many agents like the Starrs spend time encouraging and inspiring students to stay physically active. “It’s always fun to see the kids exercising during ACES Day, and it’s good for the community. Because of this, it’s important that we get involved,” Kelsey said.

Questions? Ask Allie McLary at


Register now for this exclusive Farm Bureau Insurance opportunity:

ACES Day Chocolate Milk Grant

If your school is joining us on May 4, 2016 for ACES Day, help your students refuel with chocolate milk afterwards by applying for the ACES Day Chocolate Milk Grant, provided by United Dairy Industry of Michigan.

Hurry—this grant is available to the first 100 qualifying schools!