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    Bike to School Month is Here!
    Posted on 05/02/2017
    By Deirdre Gregg

    May is National Bike to School Month, and kids across the state will be biking to school and around their neighborhoods.

    You and your child are invited to participate in the Bike to School Month Challenge. Using a Bike Month Challenge Tracking Calendar, kids can track the number of minutes they bike to school or elsewhere during the month of May. We hope that families will pursue being active together, no matter their proximity to school. We recognize that not every family can bike to school, so minutes spent biking to sports practice, the library, or just around the neighborhood can also be counted.

    When your child tracks their minutes of riding, they can earn prizes for:

    Riding on Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 10 — special reflective Bike to School sticker, ankle strap, or other cool prizes!
    Riding up to 6 hours during the month — prizes in the past have included spoke cards, snap bracelets, special stickers, and reflective ankle straps.
    Riding more than 6 hours during the month — prizes in the past have included Frisbees, bike bells, water bottles, and wheel lights.

    The elementary school with the most collective bike commuting minutes in May will receive the prestigious Golden Pedal Award and will receive a bike safety assembly!

    You can use the Bike to School Challenge Calendar included with this email, or see Elisa Murray and Deirdre Gregg for hard copies.

    To register your child for Bike to School Month, please email your child's name, grade and room number to Elisa Murray at and Deirdre Gregg at