Monday, May 7, 2012

National Bike to School Day May 9

The first National Bike to School Day is being held Wednesday, May 9 and there is a pit stop at Lincoln Park from 7:30 - 8:30 am.

What you should do:   Ride to Lincoln Park wearing your school t-shirt, sign in, get a medallion from the National Safe Routes to School team and stickers from DDOT, and join a bicycle train to your school.   Trains leave at 7:45 am, 8:00 am, and 8:15 am.   The DC school with the highest participation will get to proudly display the DDOT "Golden Bicycle" at their school!   The Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) has organized the pit stop with partners Ward 6 CM Tommy Wells, National Safe Routes to School, and DDOT.

Can't make it to Lincoln Park?   Bike to school anyway and make sure your school is registered and recruit a volunteer to count riders.

At 9:30 am at 2nd and C St NE, members of Congress, leaders of bicycle advocacy organizations, and a CHPSPO representative will speak at a press conference to announce new survey data about Americans’ attitudes towards federal funding for biking and walking.   (The press release is here.)

Contact Sandra Moscoso via email to volunteer (counting riders at Lincoln Park or at your school).

The event flier is here.

1 comment:

  1. I am not in the DC area, but I truly hope this is a huge and successful event. Getting kids interested in cycling is so important - both for their own health and the future of bicycle infrastructure in this country.

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