The principal had mentioned that nearly 150 students either walked or rolled to school yesterday which is HUGE considering on average this time of year you see about 5-ish bikes in the racks! And this is just the first day!
Boulder is not alone in this effort, yesterday I received an email from the Fort Collins group stating....
The City of Fort Collins Safe Routes to School Program has joined forces with the Poudre School district Wellness Committee’s “Fit for Life Campaign” as well as the City’s bike program, FC Bikes, to bring fun and fitness to area youth while improving Fort Collins’ air quality.
Bike to School Day is April 23rd, 2008 which kicks off five additional weeks of Walk and Wheeling Wednesdays to encourage children and their parents to get into the routine of walking and biking to school. (April 23rd, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28)
It's great to see more kids out on bikes and their parents too, maybe just a few will remember or realize just how fun/easy cycling/commuting can really be!