Schools across Michigan took this year’s theme of “Come One, Come All” to heart by coming out in mass numbers for bike to school on the beautiful morning of Wednesday, May 9th.
We had 216 schools participate with over 40,000 students pedaling their way to school.
Bike to School Day is a great way to bring community leaders, parent, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to be more walkable and bikeable. Every school or community can engage in a wide range of activities.
Haslett Middle School participated by setting up a remote drop for a bike train into school. Williamston’s Discover and Explorer Elementary Schools had a special bike focused commute. While, North Elementary in Vassar held a bike rodeo for its kindergarten through 3rd grade students to learn bike safety and handling skills.
Wonderful work to these and all the schools who participated in Bike to School Day. Your encouragement of active and safe travel to school is paramount to the health and well-being of students!