Event promotes physical activity and health
Boulder Valley School District has proclaimed Earth Day, April 22, Bike to School Day. Citing Bike to School Day as “a great opportunity to teach children about the environmental benefits of human-powered transportation choices” and that “being able to walk or bicycle to school offers as an opportunity to build physical activity into daily routine,” the BVSD Board of Education unanimously endorsed the second annual Bike to School Day. The proclamation also noted that driving students to school by private vehicle contributes to traffic congestion and air pollution, problems the district is working with the city or Boulder and Boulder County to reduce.
On Bike to School Day, April 22, the entire school community is invited to participate by walking, cycling or bus riding. The event ushers in the spring cycling season and promotes physical activity, health, and environmental awareness to all BVSD students, staff, and parents.
“Promoting health awareness and encouraging individuals to exercise is part of our common goal of better health,” said Bob Jamieson, Benefits Director for BVSD Human Resources. “When employees are healthier, our students are better served and our future healthcare costs are more manageable.”