BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY: How it went for Boren STEM K-8, Alki Elementary

The weather for Bike to School Day was even better than expected! First report is from Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – thanks to Joe Laubach:

The first-ever Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Bike Train was a great success! May 9, 2018 is bike to school day and STEM students, parents, staff, and even neighbors pedaled their way to school. The turnout was better than planners expected. Over 20 students participated, in addition to many parents and two teachers. Also joining the ride was Rachel Osias, Youth Programs Manager for Cascade Bicycle Club.

The bike train route included several blocks along the 26th Ave SW Greenway and a segment of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail. Pedaling has its rewards – in addition to some treats along the way, each participating student was awarded a card redeemable for a free dessert at Menchie’s. The event was planned by STEM parents Joe and Marlo Laubach with help and support from the PTA and other parents. A huge thanks to everyone who participated in this fun and healthy event.

Meantime, we also had previewed Alki Elementary‘s Bike to School Day plan and included a photo in today’s morning traffic/transit report. Here’s one of their bike trains headed in from Alki Avenue:

The Alki events were coordinated by Chris Nutter. We spotted West Seattle Bike ConnectionsDon Brubeck along for the ride, too.

5 Replies to "BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY: How it went for Boren STEM K-8, Alki Elementary"

  • Jill Forsberg May 9, 2018 (7:06 pm)

    Great job Joe, Marlowe and Isabel! 

  • C May 9, 2018 (7:06 pm)

    En route to Boren from Riverview/Highland Park,  

    My daughter asked, “Can every day be bike to school day?”  

    Great turnout. 

    Thanks Joe and Marlo!   

  • Don Brubeck May 9, 2018 (11:41 pm)

    And here are some Lafayette ES

    students riding to school yesterday, the day before the official day. They have figured out that every day can be a bike to school day! 

  • skeeter May 10, 2018 (1:17 pm)

    Well done organizers and students!!  So nice to see so many kids out on bikes.  Remember — every day can be bike to school day!

  • Kris May 10, 2018 (2:06 pm)

    Lafayette is also participating and all month. The kids are taking part in and are logging their biking to school and everywhere else! It’s so great. We really appreciate all the drivers taking extra care around school start and end times to watch for bikers on the main streets and neighborhoods. 

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