Why not bike to school during bike to work week?

Bike to School Week is a free and fun week-long celebration of biking to school taking place May 25 to 29

Bike to School Week is a free and fun week-long celebration of biking to school taking place May 25 to 29 to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school.

“Riding to school builds physical activity into kids’ daily routine, supports in-class concentration, and provides a foundation for healthy lifestyles and a lifelong love of cycling,” says Jen Furst, City of Campbell River recreation programmer. “More students cycling to school reduces traffic congestion and makes your school a safer place. Plus, it’s fun and also helps the environment!”

Anna, Gavin, Shea, Patrick, Jonah, Chloe and Rowen range in age from grades 1 to 5, and have been biking to school together nearly every day this year. These friends bike about three kilometres each way to École des Deux Mondes, accompanied by a parent.

The children eagerly explain that they bike to school because:

“It’s a fun sport!”

“It’s great way to start your day.”

“It’s awesome.”

Patrick identified that “biking to school provides another way to get there, so we don’t have to rely on anyone to take us there.”

Through their own passion for riding their bikes, Anna, Gavin, Shea, Patrick, Jonah, Chloe and Rowen want to encourage everyone to bike to school during Bike to Work Week.

For more information, please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.biketowork.ca/bike-school-week-may-25-29-2015” www.biketowork.ca/bike-school-week-may-25-29-2015 or contact Jennifer Furst via email jennifer.furst@campbellriver.ca) or telephone 250-286-1161.