Bike To School Week
Biking to school is a great way to introduce your child to the joys of bicycling in a safe environment. Biking is a fun and independent way to explore your neighborhood. Whether you allow your child to bike alone, in a bike train, with friends or with you- we have provided several ideas and guidelines.
To register your child for Bike to School Week, click here. All students who register will be registered for gift certificates to a local bike shop of their choice. There will be three $50 gift certificates- one for an elementary, middle and high school student.
You may also want to contact your child’s school to see if they have anything scheduled for B2S week.
Apart from all the great health benefits associated with biking to work or school, cycling also saves financially and helps protect the environment. With the price for gasoline rising every day, bicycling to work/school is a great alternative form of transportation that will save you gas and money. If you were to bike to work/school for just one day and estimating it is about 10 miles to ride there and back, you would save half a gallon of gas and you would reduce your CO2 emission by 10 pounds! Biking all week would save you 2.5 gallons in gas and you would reduce your CO2 emission by 50 pounds. You can get a more precise estimate of your commute savings by clicking here and using the Green Bicycle Ride- CO2 Reduction Calculator.
Here are some Highlights of last year’s Bike to Work Week savings:
Estimated benefits to our community and environment include:
$5,427.70 saved through lower commute costs
349,200 calories or 99.7 lbs of fat burned
226.6 lbs of carbon monoxide emissions eliminated, and
970 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions eliminated.