Wheels Down for National Bike to School Day

Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day and Hampton Roads has an impressive showing of local schools participating in the active, green commute!

Schools, parents, towns and public health and transportation organizations, among others, are organizing bike trains, group rides and other activities to highlight and celebrate the benefits of choosing safe, student-powered transportation to school all over the state.

“National Bike to School Day is a great opportunity for students and parents to try biking to school as a healthy alternative to driving,” said Robert Williams, coordinator for VDOT’s Safe Routes to School program. “It only takes one ride for someone to realize that getting on a bike beats sitting in a car every day.”

Here’s a list of Hampton Roads Schools participating tomorrow:

Chesapeake

BM Williams Primary School
Butts Road Primary School
Butts Road Intermediate School
Camelot Elementary School
Cedar Road Elementary School
Crestwood Intermediate School
Deep Creek Central Elementary School
Deep Creek Elementary School
E.W. Chittum Elementary School
George Washington Carver Intermediate School
Georgetown Primary
Grassfield Elementary School
Great Bridge Intermediate School
Great Bridge Primary School
Greenbrier Primary School
Hickory Elementary School
Norfolk Highlands Primary School
Portlock Primary School
Rena B. Wright Primary School
Southeastern Elementary School
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Treakle Elementary School
Western Branch Intermediate School
Western Branch Primary School

Newport News

Carver Elementary School
General Standford Elementary School
Gildersleeve Middle School
Hines Middle School
Kiln Creek Elementary School
Lee Hall Elementary School
McIntosh Elementary School
Richneck Elementary School
Sandford Elementary School

Norfolk

Coleman Place Elementary School
Crossroads Elementary School
Larchmont Elementary School
Richard Bowling Elementary School

Portsmouth

Churchland Elementary School
John Tyler Elementary School
Victory Elementary School

Williamsburg

Hornsby Middle School
James River Elementary School
Matthew Whaley Elementary School
Norge Elementary School

For more information, check out these websites:

VDOT Safe Routes to School Program http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/srsm_school_travel_plans_and_grants.asp

Walk to School Day in the USA www.walkbiketoschool.org

National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org