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Mikey
04-17-2014, 02:58 PM
I am please to announce that Olde Creek Elementary School in Fairfax Co will be hosting two great kids biking events:

Bike Rodeo put on by Trails for Youth and featuring Safe Kids and Spokes Etc, Vienna. On Saturday April 26 from 4-6 we will be putting on a Bike Rodeo for anyone who is interested. Safe Kids/Innova will be there to help check hemet condition and fit, and Spokes Etc, will be standing by to check out your bike. The event will take place on the blacktop basketball courts just to the left of the main entrance behind the main parking area.

On Wednesday May 7, Olde Creek will be participating in International Bike To School day. Last year we had 80 kids bike from 100 feet, to 3 miles to school. This year our goal is 100 kids on bike or walking to school. If someone wants to volunteer in the community, or wants to learn how to run a bike train just let me know, I'm always looking for help.

Olde Creek E.S. is located at 9524 Old Creek Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
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Mikey
05-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Bike to School Day 2014 was a success:
We had over 100 kids on bikes in 2 long bike trains, some students riding over 3 miles to school. We had mountain bikes, kids bikes, bikes with training wheels, and scooters. Special thanks to our sponsors: VA SRTS, SAFE KIDS at Inova Hospital, Wegmans, Trader Joes, and Einstein Bagels. 1/4th of our kids biked to school yesterday. Many smiling faces.

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Mikey
05-08-2014, 09:54 AM
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Mikey
05-08-2014, 10:00 AM
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KLizotte
05-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Bike to School Day 2014 was a success:
We had over 100 kids on bikes in 2 long bike trains, some students riding over 3 miles to school. We had mountain bikes, kids bikes, bikes with training wheels, and scooters. Special thanks to our sponsors: VA SRTS, SAFE KIDS at Inova Hospital, Wegmans, Trader Joes, and Einstein Bagels. 1/4th of our kids biked to school yesterday. Many smiling faces.

How many kids are biking the second day though? Is there momentum but some of the parents to let their kids continue biking/walking to school?

Mikey
05-09-2014, 06:34 AM
How many kids are biking the second day though? Is there momentum but some of the parents to let their kids continue biking/walking to school?

You have to remember, this is car-centric suburban FFX CO. We don't have the cushy infrastructure of places closer in, and after dropping the kids off at school, most of us are still looking at a.45-60 min commute. I'm happy to have kids tell me that this is their favorite day of the year, and remind parents that biking to school can be safe, and fun.

mstone
05-09-2014, 07:12 AM
You have to remember, this is car-centric suburban FFX CO. We don't have the cushy infrastructure of places closer in, and after dropping the kids off at school, most of us are still looking at a.45-60 min commute. I'm happy to have kids tell me that this is their favorite day of the year, and remind parents that biking to school can be safe, and fun.

Well, it could be safe, except for the bat-shit-crazy parents driving like lunatics around the school. Just sayin'. Our local elementary school now has multiple crossing guards on different sides of the building (one an actual fairfax county police officer who's been writing tickets for all kinds of things like illegal u-turns, etc--hell hath no fury like a bored cop on a bad detail) after multiple people were hit this year (one of them a teacher directing traffic--can't make this stuff up). We're actually a pretty walkable neighborhood, except for the parents who drive...because, safety.