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Glendale Residents Celebrate Bike to School Day

Post Date:05/07/2019 12:49 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            

May 6, 2019

Media Contact:
Juan Gonzalez, Neighborhood Services Program Supervisor
(818) 548-2005
jgonzalez@glendaleca.gov

 

Glendale Residents Celebrate Bike to School Day
Students Encouraged to “Bike Smart”

GLENDALE, CA - As a part of its Be Street Smart Glendale Campaign, the City’s Community Development Department is inviting the Glendale Community to participate in Bike to School Day. Students, parents and school administrators from Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School will participate in the annual event on Wednesday, May 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The purpose of the event is to encourage students and parents to ride bikes safely to school more often, which will help reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, and promotes healthy lifestyle habits for school-age children as well as the entire community.

“This is a splendid opportunity for our students, parents – and all of us – to come together and participate in a healthy physical activity,” said principal Kristina Provost. “Hopefully, this will demonstrate to our students that riding a bicycle is a safe and fun mode of transportation, not just to get to and from school but to other places as well.”

The ride to school will start at 7:30 a.m. from the Verdugo Park parking lot (1621 Cañada Blvd) and continue through Verdugo Park, before ending at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School, 1751 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Riders should check in at the park lot by 7:15 a.m. Parents and students are advised of the following rules for participation:

  • Helmets are required – NO exceptions.
  • Must be able to ride a two-wheeled bike (NO scooters or training wheels)
  • Must be able to ride on their own without any assistance
  • Please note there will be no official “bike train” home
  • Must have signed permission form/waiver (available at the school or on-site at the church parking lot)

Bike to School Day is part of the citywide safety education initiative – Be Street Smart Glendale – a campaign led by the City’s Community Development Department to educate, encourage and empower everyone to take personal responsibility for their own health and safety, as well as the safety of others when walking, driving or biking in Glendale. Visit BeStreetSmartGlendale.com or call (818) 937-8333 for more information. 

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