Students around the country strapped on their helmets and rotated their tires Wednesday for National Bike to School Day.
The event is meant to give communities around the country an opportunity to join together and bike to school on the same day.
Students and parents use the event to help promote healthy living and safe routes to school.
“It’s to promote healthy and active living and to also to promote bike safety and also to create a culture of belonging in our community,” said Curtis Brower, Principal at Powell GT Magnet Elementary School.
Although Bike to School Day is a one day event, it’s leading to a long term change. Students, parents and teachers are using Bike to School Day to inspire transformation in their communities.
“I have three boys so they are active and outside which means they are healthier and they’re not breaking the house down which is a good thing,” said Trina Bruner, a Parent at Powell GT Magnet Elementary School.
Parents and students used low-traffic routes, wore helmets and followed all traffic laws when cycling to school Wednesday.