Enthusiasm for International Walk Bike to School Day Not Dampened by Gloomy Weather

The Walking School Bus crossed Sweetwater Avenue with the help of guard Cathy Young. Walkers included Chris Anderson and Riley; Town Manager Sarah Stanton; and Selectman Margot Fleischman – Image (c) 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

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Led by Principal Rob Ackerman and Assistant Principal Keith Kinney, the Bike Train traveled from Depot Park to Lane School – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Gloomy weather was no deterrent for the scores of students who walked, rode, or scooted to school on Wednesday morning for International Walk-Bike to School Day.

Walkers headed out through Cattail Swamp on their way to Davis School, while scooters and bikes rolled along the sidewalk – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Healthy Bedford coordinator Carla Olson’s initial count included 26 independent bike riders at the John Glenn Middle School; 34 riders in the Bike Train chaperoned by Rob Ackerman and Keith Kinney from Depot Park to the Lane School; 8 walkers accompanying Selectman Margot Fleischman, Town Manager Sarah Stanton, and mom Chris Anderson (with Riley) on the trek from St. Paul’s to Lane School; and nearly 30 walkers, riders, and scooters headed to Davis School from the Lutheran Church of the Savior parking lot in the company of Jess Colby, Kristin Dowdy, and Ralph Hammond.

Please click twice in each gallery image to see it at full size — all gallery images (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved

Add JGMS principal Kevin Tracey,  the CERT volunteers, Youth and Family Service staff and board members, Bedford police officers, and parent volunteers to make nearly 100 individuals who took part.

Massachusetts Walk/Bike to School Day will take place in mid-May, 2019

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