Skagit Students Bike to School

May 21 dawned cloudy and cold as Skagit Adventist School and Academy students prepared to ride their bikes to school in celebration of National Bike to Work Day. Students as close as across the street and as far as 14 miles away chose a healthier, more environmentally friendly way to travel to school by pedaling or walking for the day.

Adults volunteered to act as escorts, following maps and picking up students from one place to the next, while other students rode on their own, until all arrived safely at school. As 67 students who participated in the program arrived at school, cheers greeted them from the growing crowd of students, teachers, parents, grandparents and church members who had all taken part in the event.

Some students who lived too far away had their parents park a few blocks away, then completed the last part of their journey to school on bicycles. Though the rain held off, it remained cold for the whole ride.

Bike to School Day was a huge success, and Skagit Adventist School and Academy looks forward to making this an annual event.

August 01, 2010 / Washington Conference