On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Bike Bakersfield staff, volunteers and board members walked the children of Williams Elementary to and from school to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling.
The children loved chatting while they walked, and especially enjoyed board member Andrae Gonzalez’s dog and program director Jack Becker’s awesome road bike. As we walked, we chatted about healthy activity and walking more often to activities. Also, safe pedestrian skills and how to cross streets was a major priority for us as we walked the children.
These events are important for our communities for several reasons:
- Physical activity
- Teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to children
- Awareness of how walkable and bikeable a community is and where improvements can be made
- Concern for the environment
- Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near shcools
- Sharing time with community leaders, parents and children
The event was a major success and we sincerely appreciate the participation of Williams Elementary, parents, children and volunteers in making the event fun and engaging.
If you would like more information on hosting a Walk and Bike to School Day for your school, please contact us for more information.