Celebrate Bike to School Safety Wednesday

May 8 is National Bike to School Day

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A student bikes through a banner reading 'This is my street,' held by Mayor Muriel Bowser during the 2017 Bike to School festivities

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) and the National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRS) are again teaming up with support from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation to celebrate National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 8 at Lincoln Park (11th and East Capitol Streets), as part of the NCSRS national event.

Join families from more than 17 Ward 6 schools, local and national fitness, health and safety routes advocates, and Ward 6 Councilmember Allen, who will MC. The agenda is not yet finalized, but the program can usually be counted on to include performances, exercises, swag and good times.

The J.O. Wilson cheerleaders perform for the crowd at the 2017 Bike to School Day. PHoto: CHPSO/Floyd Mills

It’s a friendly, joyful event! Bike to School Day enables the community to celebrate the benefits of biking –and walking, scooting, and all other self-propelled means– to neighborhood schools, and raise awareness about all children needing safe routes to school.

The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:15 so that everyone makes it to school in time for a full day of learning!

Learn more about the event and about the (newly re-named) Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) by visiting chpspo.org