May is Bike to School Month, designed to encourage bicycle commuting, mentor new riders and foster a love of bicycling. When you bike to school with your child you:
- Help your child become a safe, knowledgeable and independent cyclist.
- Create daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy.
- Reduce car traffic and air pollution.
We envision participation in Bike-to-School Month as a family project, one that may also introduce parents to the fun of cycling with their kids! Everyone who rides at least once wins a prize! *
So, how do you participate? It’s easy!
Download the Bike to School packet. Send in the Bike to School sign up to coordinator Ms. Jenner before May 7st. Once it is filled out and turned in, read through the information and start tracking your trips on the Bike to School calendar. For more information check out Cascade’s website at http://www.cbcef.org/bts/index.html.
* Because every child cannot cycle safely to school, and because the “work” that kids do also includes sports, music lessons, trips to the library, play dates, etc., trips for Bike to School Month can include any trip made by bicycle somewhere he or she needs to go, one round-trip per day. Other traffic reducing alternatives such as walking or carpooling with another family are also welcome if bicycling is not possible.