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Schools across Colorado to celebrate National Bike to School Day This Week

May 4, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - The fourth annual National Bike to School Day will be held on Wednesday, May 6th.

DENVER – Thousands of children across Colorado will be strapping on helmets, kicking up kickstands, and putting their mettle to the pedal as they ride their bikes to school on Wednesday, May 6, in celebration of the fourth annual National Bike to School Day. More than 100 Colorado schools are participating.   

Students will be riding or walking to school throughout May along with parents, teachers and community leaders but most have chosen May 6 as their event day.

Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious as students walk and bike to school this month. Distracted driving is a common cause of crashes so motorist are strongly encouraged to refrain from using their cell phones and to keep their eyes on the road and watch for young children walking and bike riding. 

Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students during the month of May.  It builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.

“This year’s participation in Bike to School Day is spectacular,” said Leslie Feuerborn, program manager of the Colorado Safe Routes to School program managed through CDOT.  “The excitement and support for events across all regions of Colorado is inspiring, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how many communities and families are coming together to promote safe biking to school on this one day.”

Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

For additional local information, please contact Leslie Feuerborn at (303) 757.9088 or email at [email protected]

For additional information, please visit these websites:

Walk and Bike to School Day   www.walkbiketoschool.org 

National Center for Safe Routes to School    www.saferoutesinfo.org     

Colorado Safe Routes to School      https://www.codot.gov/programs/bikeped/safe-routes        

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