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Hamagrael wins Capital Region Bike to School contest

Filed in Hamagrael by on June 13, 2018

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For the third year in a row, Hamagrael Elementary School has been named Albany County winner of the Bike to School Challenge. The award is presented by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) to the school with the highest participation of student cyclists. The school hosted its Bike/Walk to School Day on Wednesday, May 9. More than 210 K-5 students took part in the event.

For its efforts, the school will keep its Wheel of Knowledge trophy for another year. On Wednesday, June 13, Hamagrael was presented with a new 2018 plaque that has been added to the trophy.

The CDTC is the region’s official metropolitan transportation planning organization. This is the third year the group challenged area schools to join their bike-to-school and bike-to-work endeavor encouraging students and parents to grab a helmet and put two wheels (or in some cases, four) to good use. Hamagrael has been hosting its own Bike/Walk to School Day for several years.

Congratulations to Hamagrael and thank you to the PTA volunteers and members of the Bethlehem Police Department for making Bike to School Day a huge success!