News Release

BVSD Logo
  6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80301

4/12/2017
For Immediate Release
  Contact:

​Maela Moore, Communications Manager
720-561-5825, maela.moore@bvsd.org

Abby Driscoll, Event Coordinator
720-491-9065, abby@peaktopeakimpact.com


 

Boulder Valley School District Promotes Biking to School

9th Annual Bike to School Day to be held April 19

The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) will hold its 9th annual Bike Week from April 17-21. Bike to School Day will be held on Wednesday, April 19. Students, teachers and staff are encouraged to register and ride.

*Media are invited to cover these special events at BVSD schools!*

RYAN ELEMENTARY
1405 Centaur Village Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:40 a.m. (classes begin at  8:00 a.m.)
BVSD School Food Project will hand out apples, and parents will pass out Clif bars, and Nite Ize bike lights to students who bike to school.

MESA ELEMENTARY
1575 Lehigh Street, Boulder, CO 80305
Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m
Join PE teacher Jacy Bruno, parents and students for a Fit Club that will emphasize safe cycling techniques. Full Cycle will provide complimentary bike tune-ups and students will test out their cycling skills on a bike obstacle course.

HEATHERWOOD ELEMENTARY
7750 Concord Drive, Boulder, CO 80301
Friday, April 21 at 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Walk ‘n Roll school assembly featuring Jim Hallberg, USA Triathlon Certified Coach, who will talk about inspiring students to walk, bike and be active. Raffle drawing to include $200 gift certificate to Full Cycle as well as Nite Ize lights goodie bag and other prizes.

“Our Bike Week event promotes increased walking and biking year-round,” said BVSD TO School Program Coordinator Landon Hilliard. “We’re fostering the next generation of cyclists while providing their teachers and parents with the tools to promote the joy of cycling.”

The school with the most registered students and staff will win a grand prize of a smoothie party donated by the BVSD School Food Project. The 2nd place prize will be a Noosa Yoghurt party and the 3rd place prize will be a new recipe tasting party. Staff will distribute apples the morning of Bike to School Day at several schools. Nite Ize, Noosa and Clif Bar are providing products to be handed out to students in support of biking to school. Full Cycle will be offer bike tune-ups for students at select schools during BVSD Bike Week. The program is also sponsored by Polar Bottle contributing 500 water bottles as incentives for students to participate. This week, too, students who participate in the BVSD Trip Tracker program will be awarded double miles.

A grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program is underwriting this year’s event, which promotes biking to school as a beneficial alternative to automobile driving for personal health and the natural environment.

"Walking and bicycling to school enhances the health of our kids, improves air quality, and reduces congestion around schools," says CDOT Safe Routes to School Program Manage Leslie Feuerborn. "Safe Routes to School is a program that works to increase the numbers of children walking and bicycling to and from school. The Boulder Valley School District in partnership with standout agencies of Boulder County, and the cities of Boulder and Lafayette are leading the way in Colorado in promoting safe walking and bicycling.”

For more information, please go to the BVSD Bike Week website or contact Event Coordinator Abby Driscoll at abby@peaktopeakimpact.com.


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