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Safety first in successful Bike-to-School Day at BCMS

Filed in BCMS by on May 8, 2019

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It was a beautiful morning on Wednesday, May 8, when 110 BCMS students grabbed their helmets and rode off to school on their bicycles as part of Bike-to-School Day 2019. More than 200 students at the school chose to take advantage of the perfect weather and walk to school. When they all arrived, they were greeted by parent volunteers who shared bike safety tips, nutritious snacks, and high-fives with students who had their safety gear in tow when they arrived at school.

A special thank you to School Resource Officer Mike Whiteley, Assistant Principal Mark Warford and Jason Gallo, from the Town of Bethlehem, who coordinated the day’s events.

Families are invited to learn more about bike safety and to celebrate the parks, trails, open spaces, and bicycle and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods that make Bethlehem a great place to live. The Walk and Roll Fest 2019 will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, accessible from the Community Care Parking Lot (250 Delaware Avenue) and the American Legion.

The event is sponsored by the Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department, Bethlehem Police Family Services Unit, and the Bethlehem Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. It will feature pedestrian safety awareness activities; bicycle, pedestrian and open space organizations; bike skills stations; kids activities; bike auction; bike giveaways; local vendors and more! Be sure to bring your bike and helmet.

There will be free ice cream for all children who complete a bicycle skills course. Bike repair clinics will be held every half-hour.