Several area schools participate in 'Bike to School' day

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The Indiana Safe Routes to School Partnership, which works to increase the number of children safely walking and biking to school throughout the state, and Health by Design, are encouraging schools and parents statewide to take part.

More than 200 schools across MI and 2,5800 nationwide participated in an annual "Bike to School Day" event May 10.

Students across the country and here in northeast Wisconsin will be kicking up the kick-stands and putting on helmets on Wednesday for National Bike to School Day.

In 2016, the event featured students from Lee Elementary School.

The four schools included Hadden, Madison Avenue, Hale Road and Buckeye.

Principal Brandon Hill said students were encouraged to walk or bike to school today if possible, although he didn't anticipate schoolwide participation due to other meetings and events. "We have over 50 kids participate in this program". She says "it helps reduce pollution and before school it helps kids get their exercise".

Megan's schoolmate, Dylan Savage says he'll ride to school regularly with his friends or himself or his sisters.

"Bike to School day has been gaining traction in Virginia each year since it started", said Rob Williams, VDOT's Safe Routes to School coordinator.