Hundreds of Solano County students will strap on safety helmets and pedal to school May 10 — National Bike to School Day.
The annual event focuses attention on the physical and environmental benefits of biking or walking to school instead of commuting by car.
In 2016, 26 elementary and middle schools throughout Solano County participated in the Solano Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program to promote Bike to School Day and this year high schools are invited to participate.
Along with promoting safety, SR2S aims to improve children’s health by increasing their daily physical activity by walking and biking to school. SR2S staff works with schools and parents to organize Walking School Buses and daily or weekly walking programs. The program also conducts traffic safety assemblies, bike safety rodeos and helmet fittings in Solano County schools.