Spindale Elementary to take part in Bike to School Day

Austin continues to work on creating safe routes for school children

In partnership with Bell Sports, Bike to School Day was celebrated in hundreds of communities across the United States as part of National Bike Month.

More than 200 schools across MI and 2,5800 nationwide participated in an annual "Bike to School Day" event May 10.

"We usually do one in the fall and one in the spring", she said.

Students at Steele Elementary School say they enjoy riding bikes to school because it helps with pollution. Get tips on how to organize an event, here.

You can view the "National Bike to School" website, here.

The event is part of an effort to create safer routes for students walking or biking to school and to encourage physical activity.

"I just love the numbers and I love to see the parents coming in with the bike strollers attached and just that it's not just a student event it's now become a family event", said Linker.

Megan's schoolmate, Dylan Savage says he'll ride to school regularly with his friends or himself or his sisters.

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"The overall message is always to be healthy, to be active, to be healthy, (it's) great for overall health, for social skills, great for self-esteem especially in the morning".

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