Posted On: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Safe biking routes

Biking safety tips


Garfield and Harding Middle Schoolswill join schools from around the country to celebrate National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8.  Organizers hope to see hundreds of students riding to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. This first annual Bike to School Day is being presented by Bike Lakewood with support of the middle school principals and staff, along with the City of Lakewood, PTA Council and Spin Bike Shop.

Bicyclists and walkers will arrive at the school at 8:00 a.m.  Participants in Bike to School Day will receive a $1 off coupon to Menchies and some tokens of appreciation provided by University Hospitals and the Northeast Ohio Area wide Coordinating Agency. Participants will also have a chance to win a new bicycle helmet in a raffle. 

At the conclusion of the event students will fill out an online bike-ability checklist survey that helps evaluate safe routes, road conditions, and intersection safety.

Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.

Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

For additional information, please visit these websites:

Walk and Bike to School Day                                                 www.walkbiketoschool.org    

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

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