Monday, May 11, 2015
EFES Bike to School Day is May 15, 2015
Ride your bike to school!
Parents encouraged to ride along!
Refreshments for all riders!
Why Bike to School?
Bike to School Day is one of the first steps to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and and not so young. Here are some reasons to support bicycling to school:
Walking and bicycling bring a sense of joy and independence.
The trip to school is a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need.
Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions.
Building sidewalks and bike lanes, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school can help build support for infrastructure improvements in the broader community.
Reducing traffic congestion, boosting a sense of community, and improving neighborhood connections benefit the community. Ride with family and friends, and consider organizing a neighborhood bike train or meeting place.
Once at the school, all riders will enjoy a light breakfast of pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee before starting the school day. Anyone who rides, either from Menauhant Beach or elsewhere, will be eligible for prizes such as t-shirts, helmets, bicycle lights, and other cool bike related items.
Corner Cycle (support your local bike shop)
Safe Routes to School and MassBike
Falmouth Bike Lab
East Falmouth PTO
Posted by JMH at 11:35 AM