Friday May 4th – BMX Bike Assemblies
A BMX Educational Bike Assembly group will visit both the Middle School and the Intermediate School to kick off National Bike Month this May. We’ve heard that this team is both entertaining and informative; let’s see how the kids enjoy the show!
Safe Routes Chagrin works with the local police department to coordinate and execute the annual Bike Safety Rodeo in the spring of each year. This weekend event is open to families. Safe Routes provides publicity and extended safety training programs for families that attend. Police provide hands on bike training, registration and inspections.
Safe Routes will take advantage of the early start day in May and host a Bike To School morning for the Intermediate School kids. There will be a remote drop off location at Chagrin Armory for children that live out of a “safe biking” range. Children biking from the Armory to school down Washington Street will travel in groups with a police bike escort. Students able to bike from home are encouraged to bike with their friends — the more bikes in the school racks, the better! Upon arrival, the kids will be treated to bagels and lemonade. After school, kids can bike to their home OR if they are out of safe biking range, they can be picked up at school at 3:40 once the buses have cleared the lot.
The Middle School Student Council has planned a bike/walk challenge day for May 24th. This is part of a special event that they have planned in May but will not reveal until mid month! We will assist them by providing help at Chagrin Intermediate parking lot in the EARLY morning as groups of students congregate to bike or walk up the hill to school. We will provide bagels and lemonade at school once the kids arrive. As on Walk to School Day, they will have their breakfast in the stadium before heading over to school.
Parents! You can get in on the fun too…
Join the National Bike Challenge this summer and Get Out and Ride! We all know kids learn from example. Why not make biking and walking a part of your routine while the weather is great in northeast Ohio? The National Bike Challenge is a fun online contest running thoughout the summer. It begins May 1st and ends August 31st – but you can join at any time. You can track your cycling mileage by manually adding it online or by the use of a smart phone app created by Endomondo. Cleveland cyclists are already trying to drum up enough activity to beat Pittsburgh this summer. Let’s help them out.
We live in a GREAT place to cycle. If you have concerns about riding on our local roadways, Mountain Road Cycles on Washington Street is sponsoring a Beginner’s Road Biking Cinic on May 20th for no cost. Learn how to safely share the road. Let’s make Chagrin Falls a truly “bike friendly” place to live.