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Seattle Public School students participate in Bike to School Month program

May 2, 2012 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications (206) 252-0200

Information below submitted by the Cascade Bicycle Club as part of National Bike Month.

bicycles at Salmon Bay ElementaryMay is a time to celebrate spring by biking to school!

Seattle Public Schools students are riding in Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike to School Month program at all levels – elementary, middle, and high school.

Last year, about 3,300 students from the region participated. This month, 36 elementary schools have joined and middle/high school students are signing up on their own. Elementary students log their bike trips on a paper-based system to earn prizes, and older students log in to a website to track their own May bike trips.

For general information, see http://www.cbcef.org/bts . Middle and High School students can sign up by the third week in May and get a chance to earn prizes: http://biketoschool.cascade.org. Schools who get the most students riding on May 18, Bike to School Day, will win the “Golden Pedal Award” for their school.
 
Also, the middle or high school with the most riders on Bike to School Day will win a Bike Blender Party to celebrate a successful Bike Month and end to the school year. Students can pedal the bike blender to make their very own delicious smoothies. In order to be eligible, the schools (either through a student, teacher, or staff member) must email the number of students who biked on Bike to School Day to Erica at cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org by 5 p.m., Friday, May 18.




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