Principal’s Bulletin: May is Bike to School Month

Hello Parents, Teachers and Staff,

May is Bike to School Month, a nationwide event designed to encourage bicycle commuting, mentor new riders, and foster a love of bicycling. When you bike to school with your child you:

• help your child become a safe, knowledgeable and independent cyclist.
• create daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy.
• reduce car traffic and air pollution.

We envision participation in Bike-to-School month as a school-wide event, one that may also introduce parents to riding with their kids! You know your child and the best route to school. Generally, young children are not prepared to ride on the street alone. Most elementary school children ride with their parents or another adult.

May 16th is our Bike with Bobcats to School kick off event. We encourage our community to ride to school with us and join our ‘bike train.’ We will meet at Paul Moore Park (corner of Cherry and Hillsdale, meet on Cherry Ave. near Myrtle Ave.) at exactly 8:00 a.m. Our bike train trail will head south on Cherry to Bryan Ave. and will go all the way to Reed. See the map link below.

Bagels and coffee will be provided to all participating, staff, parents, and refreshments for students, after our morning assembly.
Here’s what we have planned for Bike to School month at Reed:

Monday, May 16th
• 8:00 a.m. – meet at Paul Moore Park
• 8:15-8:40 a.m – We all start riding to Reed
• 9:00 – Morning Assembly - Bagels and coffee to follow

Tuesday, May 24th
• We are encouraging everyone to ride their bikes to school and students will be allowed to ride around the track area during rockstar rewards.
• These events are free and open to all Reed families and students.

So, how do you participate? It’s easy! Just join us on May 16th, and continue riding your bikes for the whole month. Don’t forget your helmets.
Please call our office, or go to our website, for more information.

Thank you,
Ms. Mendoza

Bike Route Map - Paul Moore Park to Reed on May 16, 2016(PDF)

Kids and Bike Safety-NHTSA(PDF)

Bicycle Safety Activity Kit Link Bike Safety Tips

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