May is Bike Month, and though National Bike to School Day events can be registered until the end of the month, it’s looking like Virginia may come out on top as having the most events in the country! Richmond City Safe Routes to School was involved in the planning of 8
of our state’s 278 events.
On May 9, students at Linwood Holton Elementary met up in the parking lot of a local business and rode down MacArthur Ave. in Bellevue to school together. A mile east off Laburnum Ave., Ginter Park Elementary students gathered in the playground of Lincoln Mews with teachers, community members, and members of the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office for a group ride/walk to school along North Ave. meanwhile, over in the west end, students at Mary Munford who rode their bikes to school stuck around for an after-school bike decorating party and parade.
At our other schools, volunteers from the community and the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office were on had at arrival to greet those who arrived by active transport with a new pair of Richmond City Safe Routes to School sunglasses. We are so grateful to serve a community with such a jam-packed Bike Month calendar of events!