Walk and Bicyle to School Day

  • October 6 was INTERNATIONAL WALK-TO-SCHOOL DAY in the U.S.A.

    For a third year, the Cherry Avenue community has joined the fitness-awareness effort by walking or biking to school.  The week's rainy weather parted in time to create a perfect day for this one-day event in the U.S. which was part of the international movement--now in its 13th year--in more than 40 countries. According to the International Walk-to-School website, there were many goals achieved by this activity:

    • The promotion of bicycling and walking to school provides an opportunity to address safety.

    • Walking or biking to school protects the environment and your health.

    • Free, convenient, enjoyable and does not require special equipment or training: Walking is a great way for adults and kids to be active.

      Walking and rolling to school also embodies two main goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign: to increase our kids’ physical activity and to empower parents to make these kinds of healthy choices.

    In fact, the Cherry Avenue Elementary School has made it a practice to schedule a second walking- or biking-to-school day in the springtime.