Bike to School Day
May 7, 2014
Bike Safety Check & Carnival
Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bicycle technicians and safety experts will be on hand to give bikes a safety check, fit helmets, offer safety tips and more at The Bicycle Shop - Dimond, Bike Safety Check and Carnival.
The Bicycle Shop - Dimond
1801 W. Dimond Blvd.
Anchorage School District students will be riding their bikes to celebrate Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7. More than 40 schools and facilities will be participating in this event that promotes healthy habits, safe bicycling and a cleaner environment.
Health and Physical Education teachers and other staff are coordinating the event at schools. "Bike to School Day is a great opportunity for our students to explore a healthy alternative for getting to school. We're pleased to support this event that promotes safety and community benefits as well," said ASD Health and and Physical Education coordinator Melanie Sutton.
Students must wear a helmet to participate and should wear bright clothing. We suggest you help your student find a safe route to school. The Municipality of Anchorage Safe Routes Web page has maps that can help. Your school can also provide assistance.
The Bicycle Shop-Dimond, 1801 W. Dimond Blvd., and community organizations are partnering with ASD to provide a free bike safety check and carnival on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store. Contact the shop for additional information at 222-9953.
Students who ride their bikes to school May 7 at an organized event (see below) or who participate in The Bicycle Shop safety carnival may enter a prize drawing for a Redline Raid child's bike from the Bicycle Shop or in-store credit for the value of the bike.
Join the fun. Parents are invited to ride with their students to school.
Contact Ben Harris in ASD Communications for additional information.
(updated April 23)
|Abbott Loop||Michel Woods|
|Baxter||Deb Plzak, Elizabeth Knapp|
|Bayshore||Amanda Seldomridge, Ian Autrey|
|Campbell||Sage Cohen, Wendy Parsons|
|Chester Valley||Lisa Kenning|
|Chugach Optional||Polly Smith|
|College Gate||Katie Povolo|
|Eagle River||Chris Ruggles|
|Fire Lake||Mark Heysell|
|Gladys Wood||Travis Tobin|
|Government Hill||Molly McGee|
|Inlet View||Lisa Kenning|
|Lake Otis||Susie Howard|
|Mt. Spurr||Karey Prater|
|Northern Lights ABC||Kathi Gallagher|
|Northwood ABC||Kris Knaack|
|Ocean View||Shasta Miller, Lindsay Jones|
|Rogers Park||Ben Elbow|
|Sand Lake||Lisa Kelzenberg|
|Scenic Park||Scott Armstrong|
|Central||Amber Myers, Molly Elliot|
|Wendler||Kim Boyd Hummel|
|Eagle River||Kirby Senden|
|Highland tech||Ayme Johnson|
|King Career Center||Ole Jordan|
|Education Center||Ben Harris|
A site by the National Center for Safe Routes to School -- the national organizer of Bike to School Day
An Anchorage-based advocacy group for bicycle commuters
National Bike Month sponsors
FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS
- Safe routes to your school
- Helping your child be a safe bicyclist
- How to ride your bike safely
- Bike safety check
- Helmet fitting guide
Bike to School Day Partners
|The Bicycle Shop
|Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage|
|Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services||Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Safe Routes to School|
Alaska Injury Prevention Center