Students are being encouraged to hit the pavement, but why?

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Hundreds of area students will join students from around the country to celebrate National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7th.

National Bike to School Day raises awareness of the need for safe routes for bicycling and walking and emphasizes the importance of a variety of issues, such as physical activity, pedestrian safety and environmental concerns.

This year’s Bike to School Day also features Fire Up Your Feet, a new online tracking program with cash prizes. Over $2,000 will be awarded to schools this May.

Fire Up Your Feet is a state of the art tracking and encouragement tool to help catalyze Safe Routes to School to new levels of success and participation. It’s a great way to extend the energy of Walk and Bike to School Day.

The Fire Up Your Feet program features an interactive website, educational materials and promotional events and opportunities targeting parents and students in K-8 schools.

Local Walk and Bike to School Day Locations:

  • Greenfield Bilingual School: (May 16th) welcome with snacks and the Mobile bike hub and classroom competition with prize package 1711 S 35th St
  • Fernwood Montessori: (May 7th) parade to school from Walgreens on KK and Oklahoma leaves at 7:15am  3239 S Pennsylvania Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Fairview Charter: (May 7th) 6500 West Kinnickinnic River Parkway Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53219
  • Maryland Avenue Montessori (May 7th) 2418 N. Maryland Ave. Bike Train and reception

For more information, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org (Walk and Bike to School Day) and www.saferoutesinfo.org (National Center for Safe Routes to School).

 

3 comments

  • Jessica

    The Wisconsin Bike Fed, is proud of Jake, our Youth Education Program Manager, who has been helping Wisconsin’s youth for four years.

    Jake Newborn
    Youth Education Program Manager
    Wisconsin Bike Fed

    Keep up the good work, rain or shine, Jake is there.

  • Jake Newborn

    So proud of the Fernwood Montessoir Students today for having over 70 kids bike to school and over 100 walk! I can not take all the credit! Staff and school community have been very supportive of the programs over the years!

  • Jake Newborn

    oh and do not want to leave out mentioning Maryland Ave Montessori and Fairview Charter for their great events to day as well! awaiting counts from them later today!

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