Families Will Take a Break From Traffic and Participate in Health- and Safety-Focused Celebration
On May 10, hundreds of families across Denver will take a break from their normal traffic routines and participate in National Walk & Bike to School Day. Schools throughout Denver Public Schools will hold events in support of the health- and safety-focused celebration.
Southmoor Elementary School students will begin their day two blocks down the road from their school at Southmoor Park located at S. Oneida Way and S. Peach Way. Families will line the street with bikes as students and family members ride to school together in a bike parade. The parade will end at their school where students will receive healthy snacks before they begin their school day.
Lincoln Elementary School will host their very first “Bike Rodeo.” Parents will set up two bike obstacle courses for kids to learn “the rules of the road,” where they can practice their hand signals and road safety. There will be a helmet decorating station and a student council-run first-aid area. The event will culminate with a family bike parade led by a team of alternative cyclists on unicycles, double-decker bikes, cargo bikes and chopper bikes.
National Walk & Bike to School Day celebrates the benefits of biking and walking to school. Benefits include increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety awareness, traffic congestion, caring for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the community.