Wednesday, May 6th is National Bike to School Day, featuring a citywide Biking Counts Contest. The school that has the highest percentage of bikers/walkers on May 6th will win the coveted Davis Trophy and bragging rights for the year. Also, every kid that scans via active4.me will get a flower for their teacher, since Wednesday is also Teacher Appreciation Day!
Live too far away to safely bike to school? You can still participate by driving your student closer to campus (to a friend’s home, the Davis Arts Center or other location) and they can bike or walk from there! We would love to see an empty car drop off zone on Wednesday and a busy blacktop as students bike and walk to school.
People will be strategically placed along many bike paths in Davis leading to NDE, cheering on our students with cowbells and clapping. Davis School Board member Barbara Archer is scheduled to be at school check in students.
As part of this exciting day, we are creating bike pool “parades” coming in to school from various locations throughout the North Davis Elementary area. Please take a look at the locations and times to see where your student can participate:
1. North Davis greenbelt—dog on tricycle, led by parent Kerry Sortor. Leaving at 8:05.
2. North Davis greenbelt—new bench at North Davis Pond, led by parent Malene Jensen. Leaving at 8:05.
3. North Davis greenbelt—park at bottom/north of Covell Blvd. overpass led by parent Kerry Sortor. Leaving at 8:10.
4. Downtown Davis—B/1st Streets (bike path just South of intersection), led by parent June Wood. Leaving at8:00.
Students can decorate their bikes, attach a balloon to their bike or helmet and come into school in festive style. We will have a ‘most decorated bike’ contest after school (1:30-2:00), for interested students.
This is a great way to encourage your kids to bike to school!
Please join us in celebrating National Bike to School day on Wednesday, May 6th!