So, today is National Bike to School Day. First and foremost, this day was established on May 9, 2012. Are you ready to pedal your way to school today?
National Bike to School Day
In the first place, thousands of kids, teachers, families and officials around the country will be biking their way to school. Meanwhile, today in New York, over 42 schools have registered. To see if your school is part of this day, be sure to visit Who’s Biking.
Bike Year Around
Although today is a national event, one day is not enough. Indeed, parents, teachers and elected officials hope to see the kids live a healthier and happier life. Like, We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports, they want to keep the neighborhoods safe as well as more connected.
Ultimately, this day is to encourage a long term plan for walking and bicycling to school every day. Indeed, walking and bicycling to school enables kids the opportunity to incorporate physical fitness into their lives. Of course, this can help lead to a lifetime of healthy habits.
When you’re riding to school regularly, you’re likely to have stronger bones, muscles and coordination skills. Also, by bicycling to school, you’re helping keep the environment clean instead of riding in a car or on a bus.
Now that you’re ready to ride your bike, let’s talk about safety. In the first place, it is important to ride your bicycle on a pathway separate from vehicles. Similarly to walking, it is important to look left, right and left again. So, strap on your helmet and kick up your kickstand and get ready to ride your bike.
In my opinion, the benefits of biking help build a strong community of kids interacting with others. When kids take their bicycles to school and other activities, the family saves money on gas. By encouraging kids to walk or bike to school and activities, it makes it much easier for them to get to places.
As always, I welcome your comments.
Happy National Bike to School Day!