WCSD Celebrates Bike Week 2019: Hundreds of students and staff members participate in spring event

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell
775.333.3789
775.772.2907
vcampbell@washoeschools.net 

 

 
 

WCSD Celebrates Bike Week 2019

Hundreds of students and staff members participate in spring event

 

Reno, NV (May 13, 2019) – Students and staff members from the Washoe County School District (WCSD) will observe Bike to School Week from May 13-17 with a variety of events designed to promote safe bicycling and outdoor exercise. Sponsored by Safe Routes to School and WCSD, this annual event is an effort to draw attention to the joys of bicycling to improve health and well-being while reducing pollution and traffic congestion in the community.

 

“All of us look forward to Bike Week because it’s such a beautiful time of year, and the weather is perfect for spending time outdoors,” said Officer MJ Cloud, who represents the WCSD School Police Department and Safe Routes to School. “There are so many bike paths to explore, and it’s always fun to encourage our students and staff members to grab their helmets, tune up their bikes, and ride back and forth to school each day. It’s a great way to get some exercise, see the neighborhood, and cut down on the number of cars that are traveling near our schools each day.”

 

This year’s events will feature a Ride for Reading, when elected officials and community members will take a leisurely ride from Sparks City Hall to Kate Smith Elementary School, where they will deliver donated books to the students. There will also be a community bike ride—the “Tour De Safety”—where students, staff members, and families will ride their bikes from Cold Springs Middle School to the 7-11, where they will enjoy cold drinks before heading back to school.

 

“We hope this event will encourage everyone—our students, staff members, families, and members of the community—to ride their bikes around their own neighborhoods,” said Officer Cloud. “We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area where there are so many opportunities to ride, and we look forward to seeing everyone out there.”

 

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What: “Tour De Safety” event, where students, staff members, and families will ride their bikes from Cold Springs Middle School to the 7-11 store in Cold Springs for a cold drink before returning to the school or going home.

 

When: Wednesday, May 15

           1:30 p.m. – Depart Cold Springs Middle School

           No later than 3 p.m. – Depart 7-11 to return to school

Where: Cold Springs Middle School

            18235 Cody Court

            Reno

Who: Officer MJ Cloud, Washoe County School Police Department and Safe Routes to School (cell: 762-7991)

         Students, staff members, and families from Cold Springs Middle School

 

 

 

What: Join elected officials and community members for the annual “Ride for Reading,” a leisurely ride from Sparks City Hall to Kate Smith Elementary School, with a nutrition break at Ardmore Park.

When: Thursday, May 16

           12:30 p.m.

Where: Sparks City Hall

            431 Prater Way

 

            Ardmore Park

             Corner of Oddie and 12th Street

         

            Kate Smith Elementary School

            1925 F St.

Who: Officer MJ Cloud, Washoe County School Police Department and Safe Routes to School (cell: 762-7991)

         Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam

         WCSD Police Chief Jason Trevino

         Donald Abbott, Sparks City Council Ward 1

 

 

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