By Kevin W. Green
Students across the nation will bike to school May 6 in celebration of National Bike to School Day.
The Solano Safe Routes to School program is encouraging children and teens to tune up their bikes, strap on their helmets and join in on the ride, according to a program press release.
The program promotes walking and bicycling safely to and from school, with Bike to School Day one of many activities offered to elementary and middle school students in Solano County, the release said. Other programs include bicycle safety rodeos, walking school buses, traffic safety assemblies, walking Wednesdays and walk and roll events, which encourage children and teens to walk or ride their bikes to school, the release said.