It’s been a long winter, and now that spring is here and the weather looks like it’s shaping up, what better way to celebrate the change of seasons than biking to school.
On Wednesday, May 4, the Downriver Cycling Club will celebrate “Bike To School Day 2016” by inviting children and parents of Miller Elementary School in New Boston to ride to school in style.
Sponsored by the Roll Models Bike Shop of Allen Park and the Huron Township Police Department, the cycling club will lead a bike train to Miller Elementary in the morning and then back again in the afternoon.
The bike train will start in the Canterbury Gardens subdivision at 7:30 a.m., head through Whispering Willows subdivision, then north along Otter Road to Judd, through Lower Huron Metropark and downtown New Boston, and on to Miller Elementary, 18955 Hannan Road.
Students and parents are welcome to join at the start or at any point along the route, according to Mike Scannell, event organizer and vice president of the Downriver Cycling Club.
Students will arrive at Miller about five minutes later than the school’s typical start time, which will be excused by Miller Principal Jean Robinson, according to event organizers.
The route will then be reversed on the way home after school lets out.
Helmets are required for all riders, and a bike lock should be brought to securely lock-up your ride at the school.
To sign up for Bike To School 2016 in New Boston, please visit this link and fill out the digital submission.
Organizers will also be using Remind, a communication tool popular among teachers, to provide any last minute news and to keep everyone updated on the progress of the bike train the day of.
To join, text @millerb2s to 81010, or visit this page to sign-up: https://www.remind.com/classes/?join=millerb2s
According to their website, the Bike To School event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.
National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.