Students Get Riding on May 10, 2017

Hayward area school students are invited to join a nationwide movement on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 for National Walk & Bike to School Day. Students from Hayward and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) will walk or pedal their way to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders.

Participants are encouraged to meet in the Hayward Wesleyan Church parking lot at the intersection of Nyman Avenue and Highway 77 at 7:30 am on Wednesday, May 10. Cyclists and walkers will depart at precisely 7:45am for Hayward Primary, Hayward Intermediate, Hayward Middle, and Hayward High Schools. This event will be held rain or shine.

Cyclists are encouraged to be safety conscious, to follow all traffic laws, and to wear bright, visible clothing. A helmet is required for those riding their bikes to school.

Cyclists can refer to the Sawyer County Bicycle Map for the best roads to ride in their area, available at local bike shops and the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the 18 routes listed, from five to over 50 miles in length, a City of Hayward map shows the biking path that connects the Hayward public schools. The map also includes the yet-to-be-completed bike trail that will connect to LCO. LCO is a participant in the Safe Routes to School program.

Walk & Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), Hayward Area Schools, and LCO Schools. For additional information, please contact Jim Sokup, ABSF, at jim.sokup@birkie.com or 715-634-5025, Ext. #0.

For more information, visit: National Bike to School Day – www.walkbiketoschool.org or National Center for Safe Routes to School – www.saferoutesinfo.org. Walk to School Day – www.walkbiketoschool.org



Posted April 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm