National Bike to School Day
Ada, MN — Today is National Bike to School Day, which provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to educate and recreate with the fun activity. By biking to school instead of riding in a motorized vehicle, you enable healthier habits and allow your children to get the regular physical activity they need, according to Kim Myers with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health.
Riding bike to school also leads to a cleaner environment and helps reduce traffic on the roadways.
Another big aspect of Bike to School Day is promoting safety. The City of Ada is hosting a Bike Rodeo and Bike Parade as part of Bike to School Day, where youth will participate in a variety of bicycle skills and safety courses. Brianna Eggen with the Dekko Community Center says this event will be a great learning opportunity, especially for those kids who maybe aren’t used to riding bike on city streets.
Because essentially every school in the nation went to distance learning last year, they instead celebrated Bike Anywhere Day in 2020 instead of Bike to School Day. The City of Ada Bike Rodeo will go from 3:30 until 4:15 at the Faith United Church parking lot and will be followed by a parade to the Dekko Center. Motorists are reminded to be on the lookout for an influx of bicyclists here today.