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Bike to School Day – May 9th

by Melissa on April 24th, 2018

Bike to School Day is May 9th, an annual international event that encourages children to bike to school and participate in a variety of activities at school. Children that walk or bike to school get more exercise, are healthier, and arrive at school ready to learn. Another added benefit of walking or biking to school is reduced traffic congestion, which also reduces pollution and provides cleaner air.

Does your child already bike to school? If so, that’s great! Encourage them to keep biking. If not, take the time to bike to school with your child one day, show them the safest route, and teach them safety tips while biking and crossing streets. This will give them the confidence to bike to school on their own or with friends or neighbors.

Find out more about Bike to School Day at www.walkbiketoschool.org, or learn more about the Minnesota Safe Routes to School program at www.mnsaferoutestoschool.org.

Want to do more? For more information about Bike to School Day and volunteer opportunities, please contact: Isaac Jensen (320)289-1981 x107, isaac@umvrdc.org

Also, don’t forget to encourage your child to participate in the Bike to School Day Poster Contest hosted by the Minnesota Department of transportation for a chance to win biking equipment for your school! The contest is open to children K-8th grade. Find out more, and download the contest guidelines at https://www.dot.state.mn.us/mnsaferoutes/assets/downloads/postercontest/poster-contest-guidelines.pdf.”

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