Schools and families across the community will be celebrating National Bike to School Day during the week of May 6.
Organizers said, "This is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our region on the way to class."
Formal events will be held at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences and Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper and Lower Schools in Chattanooga, and Thrasher Elementary School in Signal Mountain.
All schools will be supported by their local police departments.
Bike Walk Chattanooga, The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department’s Step ONE program, Chattanooga and Signal Mountain Police Departments, and the Tennessee Office of Highway Safety have partnered with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency and many volunteers, family members, and school faculty to make this event a fun tradition in our community.
“Biking to destinations near you, especially this time of year, is a great way to add exercise and fresh air to your commute,” said Jonathan Gibbons, Senior Multimodal Transportation planner at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency. “Additionally, it helps cut back on air pollution, traffic congestion, and parking demand in our community.”
The first National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month of May. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school, and the event has continued to grow in popularity. For more information about Bike to School Day, please visit: www.walkbiketoschool.org.
Bike to School Activities
Wednesday, May 8
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper and Lower Schools
Thursday, May 9
All schools will be supported by their local police departments. For more details on specific events, please reach out to participating schools.