ANN ARBOR – Bike to School Day is Wednesday and 12 Ann Arbor area schools will be participating.
The annual National Bike to School Day began in 2012 to encourage kids to safely bike or walk to school and promote regular physical activity. May is the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month.
The event is a spinoff of the popular Walk to School Day, which is widely observed across the world every October.
According to The National Center for Safe Routes to School's website:
"There’s a feeling of joy and independence — a sense of adventure — that doesn’t fade. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving — listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, seeing friends and neighbors and feeling connected with their community."
Participating Ann Arbor schools:
- Ann Arbor Open at Mack School
- Bach Elementary School
- Clague Middle School
- Dicken Elementary School
- Eberwhite School
- Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
- Martin Luther King Elementary School
- Northside Elementary School
- Pattengill School
- Tappan Middle School
- Uriah H. Lawton School
- Wines Elementary School
Learn more about the initiative by visiting www.walkbiketoschool.org.