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 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.
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.
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 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.