Walk and Bike to School Day a Success

 Manor School Walk and Bike Day 2007.

Manor School Walk and Bike Day 2007.

Last week was International Walk and Bike to School day. What a pleasant surprise to find myself stuck in my car while hundreds of Manor School students and parents rolled on down Sir Francis Drake with a Police and Fire escort. This brought up many fond memories.

The first Walk and Bike to School Day we participated in was a revelation. How wonderful to live in a community which cares so much about the environment, children's health, and safe routes for kids to bike and walk to school. What about your community?

At FXCC, we teach kids how to ride safely on the roads and in a pack as we make our way to the trails.

 Both kids will be working at camp this summer. My how they've grown!

Both kids will be working at camp this summer. My how they've grown!

Fairfax is a town with the enthusiasm to bike and walk, but our infrastructure is not particularly suited to sharing the road. Hopefully, over time, enough engaged and active parents and kids can change this.

Meantime, check out the National Safe Routes to Schools Bike and Roll page to learn how to start a group in your community here. And, if you're a local, next time you see Mayor Renee Goddard, be sure to thank her for her years of work and dedication to making the roads safer for all.