Video: Bike To School Day gets Alki, Schmitz Park Elementary students on two wheels

May 7, 2014 at 10:25 am | In Transportation, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | Comments Off

(Video and photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
Group photos in bright West Seattle sunshine this morning for at least two groups of local Bike to School Day participants. Above, our video from 59th/Alki, where two “bike trains” met up before the final few blocks to Alki Elementary. One was led by (below right) Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda:

No casual biker, he:

Both Alki bike trains joined into one for the group photo (with, as you’ll hear in our quick video clip above, a shout of BIKE TO SCHOOL! before heading across Alki Avenue and up 59th to school:

Alki teacher Terry Kegel, who organized the day’s events, planned special student awards including Most Visible and Safest Biker.

About half an hour after the Alki “bike train,” Schmitz Park Elementary students who rode to school in four groups gathered at the flagpole for a group photo:

Their bicycles, temporarily parked nearby:

May is Bike Month in our area for all ages – and the next major event is Bike To Work Day on May 16th, one week from Friday, with “commute stations” that morning as always, including one in West Seattle and two in White Center.

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