Dream Lake Elementary School in Apopka will join schools from around the country to celebrate National Bike to School Day on May 4th.
Students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school that day. The idea is to promote exercise, bike safety and an environmentally friendly alternative to taking a vehicle to school each day.
Student riders will meet up with representatives from the city, school and the Apopka Police Department at 7:15 a.m. at East Martin Street and North Park Avenue.
Free bike helmets with fittings will be provided while supplies last, courtesy of Amscot Financial. Cyclists then will ride together to the school.
Refreshments will be served. Gift bags also will be available while supplies last.
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.
Walk and Bike to School Day www.walkbiketoschool.org
National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org
About National Bike to School Day
National Bike to School Day, coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, provides an opportunity for communities across the country to join together to bicycle to school on the same day. The event builds on the excitement surrounding National Bike Month, led by the League of American Bicyclists each May, as well as the popularity of Walk to School Day, coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School every October.
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