Sunday, April 29, 2012

EFES Bike-to-School Day 2012

Have you ever thought about riding your bike to school? Bay State Bike Week is May 14-20, and the East Falmouth Elementary School is celebrating Bike-to-School Month on Friday, May 18. That day, Mr. Hauptmann (4th grade teacher), along with other teachers and volunteers, will bike to school with students from Menauhant Beach. Parents and guardians are encouraged to join us. Mr. Hauptmann will meet students at the beach at 8:00am and lead a “bike train” up Davisville Road to the school. To ensure rider safety, volunteers will ride ahead of the bike train to stop traffic at all major intersections. Students who live along Davisville Road can join the bike train as it passes their street. Once at the school, all riders will enjoy a light breakfast of pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee before starting their day. Anyone who rides that day, either from Menauhant Beach or elsewhere, will be eligible for prizes such as t-shirts, helmets, bicycle lights, and other cool bike related items. At the end of the day we will ride back to the beach, where students can meet their parents at approximately 4:00pm. This fun event is presented by Bike Falmouth, in partnership with MassBikes.

If you would like to volunteer, either by riding with us on Bike-to-School Day, or assisting with the breakfast at the school, please email Mr. Hauptmann at

The second way we are celebrating Bike-to-School Month is an incentive program that rewards students and teachers who commute to school by bike. If you ride your bike to school anytime during the month of May, let Mr. Hauptmann know, and he will give you a prize. The more you ride, the more prizes you will receive.

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