BPS Schools to Celebrate National Bike to School Day

BPS Schools to Celebrate National Bike to School Day
May 06, 2014

 

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For Immediate Release: May 06, 2014

 

BPS Schools to Celebrate National Bike to School Day

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA. – Brevard County Schools will join schools from around the country to celebrate the third annual National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Students, in participating schools, will be riding their bikes to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders.

 

Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May as part of National Bicycle Month.  The event also raises awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasizes the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, bicycle/pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment.

 

 

The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization promotes Bike to School Day as part of its Safe Routes to School Program and encourages all schools to participate. Participating Brevard schools represent about 24% of the schools joining in Florida.

 

Local schools participating in the event are listed below:

 

Apollo Elementary

Atlantis Elementary

Audubon Elementary

Cape View Elementary

Challenger 7 Elementary

Columbia Elementary

Croton Elementary

DeLaura Middle School

Discovery Elementary

Endeavor Elementary

Enterprise Elementary

Fairglen Elementary

Harbor City Elementary

Holland Elementary

Imperial Estates

Indialantic Elementary

Johnson Middle

Jupiter Elementary

Manatee Elementary

Oak Park Elementary

Palm Bay Elementary

Port Malabar Elementary

Quest Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary

Roy Allen Elementary

Sea Park Elementary

Sherwood Elementary

Stevenson Elementary

Suntree Elementary

Surfside Elementary

Tropical Elementary

West Melbourne Elementary

Westside Elementary

Williams Elementary

 

 For more information on bike and walk to school activities in the United States, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org. For general information, please contact Kim Smith, Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Education Coordinator, at 321-690-6890 or kim.smith@brevardcounty.us and for more information on activities being planned by each school, contact that school directly.

 

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