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Bike to School Day Events Encourage Bicycle Safety

WILMINGTON –-  Communities across the nation will celebrate the joy of riding a bicycle to school on Wednesday, May 9 during National Bike to School Day. The national event is also being celebrated by the following Wilmington schools:

HOLLY TREE ELEMENTARY
910-790-2250

ST MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL
910-452-2800

EDWIN A ANDERSON ELEMENTARY
910-798-3311

WALTER L PARSLEY ELEMENTARY
910-790-2355

The local events are designed to call attention to bicycle safety as well as the health benefits, community benefits and the alternatives to driving a vehicle. Coastal communities, such as Wilmington, have warmer weather that is conducive to biking.

The growing popularity of Bike to School Day in North Carolina is due in large part to Active Routes to School, a partnership project between the NCDOT and the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Ten regional coordinators are working to make it easier for elementary and middle school students around the state to safely bike and walk, both to and at school.

Coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, Bike to School Day gives communities across the country the opportunity to join together in bicycling to school on the same day. The national event is part of the movement for year-round safe routes to school and encourages bicycling to school as a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute. For more information and a full list of participating schools in North Carolina, visit walkbiketoschool.org.

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7/10/2018 7:35 AM

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