Bike to School Day was a great success in the Greater Washington region with at least 36 schools in the region participating. Virginia pulled in the most schools registered on the National Center for Safe Routes to School website with 14 schools in Fairfax County, two in Arlington County and one in Loudon County. The District of Columbia had 16 schools registered and Maryland registered three schools, two in Montgomery County and one in Prince George’s County.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership Director Deb Hubsmith was at Lincoln Park to send off the bike trains to at least six Capitol Hill schools.
Over 200 kids left from Lincoln Park and more kids bicycled directly to school. The Golden Bicycle will be awarded to the DC school with the most kids bicycling on Bike to School Day. I can’t wait to hear the results!
Our region hit the national blog scene with pictures from Takoma Park and the District of Columbia on U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood’s Fast Lane blog. One very happy Takoma Park student was also profiled on the League of American Bicyclist blog. The Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling have the numbers from Fairfax County schools as well as a video of Wolfie’s Bike Train on their blog. WAMU covered Takoma Park Children’s School.
Thanks to all the Safe Routes to School Coordinators, parents and kids who made Bike to School Day a success!