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Posted on: May 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Hike and Bike To School Fridays - Watch for Kids!

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Safe Routes to Schools is sponsoring Steamboat Hike & Bike to School on Fridays through the end of the school year. The City would like to remind drivers to be extra cautious and aware of kids on bikes on these days. More information from Safe Routes to Schools is available below:

Attention bus riders!
In an effort to include ALL students in our Hike & Bike to School Days, bus riders can also participate! HOW? Your student can be dropped off by the bus at the high school where community service officers and volunteers will be present to safely manage street crossings. Walk Butcher Knife trail to Soda Creek or Strawberry Park campus. WHEN? Starting the week before Spring Break (April 17), we will host once-a-week Hike & Bike to School days EVERY FRIDAY through the end of school (7 weeks). WHY? Hiking and biking to school is FUN! But the most compelling reason for children is that physical exercise and exposure to nature is proven to stimulate the brain and get them ready to learn. Daily exercise is good for the body and getting cars off the road is good for the environment.

How to get your family started Hiking or Biking to School:
• If you don’t live within walking or cycling distance and you usually drive to school, consider dropping your children off a mile from school and letting them walk or ride. Stehley Park at the bottom of Butcher Knife trail is a great place to start. The transit center on the west side of town is another option.
• Use the Safe Routes to School map to plan the safest route to travel to school. The map can be found at or pick up a printed copy at the school office.
• Walk or ride with your children for the first few days, especially if unfamiliar with the area.
• Make sure rides or walks with a buddy. Younger children should be accompanied by older children if possible.
• Wear a helmet if riding a bike!

Safe Routes to School Website and Map
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