04 May 2012

National Bike to School Day

Photo from the THIH archives.

Wednesday, May 9 marks the first ever National Bike to School Day.

Beginning at 7:30 am, DCPS students are invited to make their way to Lincoln Park, where they will receive a medallion from the National Center for Safe Routes to School and stickers from DDOT. Beginning at 7:45, students will then be asked to join a bicycle train that will depart from the park and travel to schools across the Hill. The trains will leave every 15 minutes, beginning at 7:45 am and continuing through 8:15 am.

Schools in DC with the most participation will receive the ‘Golden Bicycle’ from DDOT to display at their school!

Is Lincoln Park out of the way? Bike to school anyway! But make sure your school is registered and recruit a volunteer to count riders.

To learn more about the event or to register your child’s school, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.

To volunteer at the event at Lincoln Park or at your child’s school, contact sandramoscosomills@gmail.com.

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  • Thank you, THIH (and Kyra and Tim) for helping get the word out.

    This just in! The National Center for Safe Routes to School (the folks who INVENTED National Bike to School Day) will attend our Lincoln Park Pit Stop and have invited friends from national and DC organizations, too.

    Following the pit stop (and once kids are safely in school) there will also be a press conference on the Capitol where Members of Congress and America Bikes will announce transportation survey results: http://www.americabikes.org/national_poll_advisory

    It’s a virtual Bikapalooza of a morning! Hope ALL our schools are represented!

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