Safe Routes to School
Now that school is back in session, it’s a good time to look at trends in how students are getting to and from school and the part each of us plays in keeping them safe. Read more…
As my kids and I pulled into our driveway with our “bike train” the other day we struck up a conversation with someone passing by. We talked about bicycling and also met for the first time as neighbors. They were new to the neighborhood and it turns out we have a lot in common. We talked about having a BBQ together.
On May 6, school children around the country will use pedal power to roll into school in celebration of National Bike to School Day.
This special day is a partner to the International Walk to School day, which is a time to take stock of the many benefits associated with traveling by means other than driving. Read more…
Spring break is around the corner, and many families are gearing up to ski in the nearby mountains or bask in the warm sunshine of a faraway ocean beach.
If you, on the other hand, plan to stick around town, don’t think for a minute that you can’t have a great adventure nevertheless.
Last year, more than 40 countries participated in International Walk to School Day. In Colorado, 145 schools signed up on the national website for the event, www.walkbiketoschool.org, including two Fort Collins schools. Read more…
Research shows that kids who get to school under their own power learn better than their peers who catch a ride. Results from the “Mass Experiment 2012,” a study of 20,000 Danish children ages 5-19, show, “Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning.”
By BAP Admin
By Kim Sharpe
Are you part of the 60 percent? That’s the portion of people in our community who are” interested, but concerned” when it comes to riding a bicycle—those who may feel riding a bike requires a badge of courage. If this resonates with you, I hope to change that perception.
The 2012 RIDE Bicycling Guide to Northern Colorado is out! Inside you’ll find stories about the Bicycle Ambassador Program, Safe Routes to School and the local cycling calendar. Read online or pick one up at your favorite bike shop.