Healthy Bedford: Walk-Bike to School, Spring 2016

Lane School Principal Rob Ackerman, ready to lead the Bike Train along the Narrow Gauge Trail to Lane School during this morning's Healthy Bedford Walk Bike to School Day - Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved
Principal Rob Ackerman with students and parent volunteers, ready to ride the Bike Train along the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail to Lane School – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved – Click image to see it at full resolution

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Wednesday morning’s chill didn’t stop the scores of elementary and middle school students eager to participate in Bedford’s annual Spring Walk-Bike to School event.

The morning's first arrivals at Depot Park - Image (c) JMcCT, 2106 all rights reserved
The morning’s first arrivals at Depot Park – Image (c) JMcCT, 2106 all rights reserved

The first cyclists arrived at Depot Park before 7:30 am, ready to ride to the John Glenn Middle School or to Lane.

Healthy Bedford coordinator Carla Olson and JGMS Principal Kevin Tracey checked in each rider before they headed to the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail for the trek to Lane School led by Principal Rob Ackerman.

The Walking School Bus - Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved - Click image to see it at full resolution
The Walking School Bus – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

As she has done in other years, Selectman Margot Fleischman led the parents and students walking to Lane from the parking lot at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pine Hill Road. Many of the Grade 5 walkers have participated in Walk-Bike to School each year since their Davis School days.

Assisted by DPW personnel and the Bedford Police, Davis School teachers and administrators shepherded the always-large crew of K-2 students who walked, rode and scootered from the parking lot at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior to the school.

 

Davis School fielded the largest contingent of walkers, bikers and scooters - Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved
Davis School fielded the largest contingent of walkers, bikers and scooters – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved – Click image to see it at full resolution

The Healthy Bedford program thanks Bedford’s CERT volunteers Bob Dutton and Richard Cuti; Officer Barbieri of the Bedford Police; School Crossing Guard Cathy Young; Kristin Dowdy of Bedford’s Department of Public Works; and volunteer Ralph Hammond among others.

The morning’s surprises

Bedford's Economic Development Coordinator Alyssa Sandoval with Healthy Bedford Coordinator Carla Olson. Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved
Bedford’s Economic Development Coordinator Alyssa Sandoval with Healthy Bedford Coordinator Carla Olson. Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

Bedford’s Economic Development Coordinator Alyssa Sandoval rode to work this morning via the Minuteman Bike Path, and a mother-daughter duo who rode from their home in West Bedford, along the bike path to the Waldorf School in Lexington.

Headed to the Waldorf School, along the Minuteman Bike Path - Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved
Headed to the Waldorf School, along the Minuteman Bike Path – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

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