Wednesday is National Bike to School Day!

Tomorrow, May 9 is the first annual National Bike to School Day and schools in the City of Decatur will be joining over 700 schools in 49 states to celebrate.  Not only will all of our elementary schools and Renfroe Middle School be participating, but Decatur High Student Windsor Jones is encouraging students at Decatur High School to bike as well. Please be on the lookout for all these bicyclists as you make your way around Decatur tomorrow morning.

From the National Center for Safe Routes to School:
Tomorrow, for the first time ever, communities across the country will join together to celebrate National Bike to School Day. Schools, cities, bicycle groups, public health organizations and parents alike are organizing bike rides and bike trains to school to highlight and celebrate the benefits of choosing student-powered transportation to school.

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

“Since its creation in 2005, the Safe Routes to School program has helped students in over 12,000 schools stay safe, healthy, and active when they walk or bike to school,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  “The success of this first-ever National Bike to School Day illustrates that communities across the country understand the need to provide students with healthy options on how to get to school, and I look forward to seeing the program expand to more schools in the future.”

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