I saw this video on Copenhagenize last week. Wouldn’t it be nice if biking to school in America was that pleasant? I love the shots of really young kids riding on their own.
May is National Bike to Work Month in the States. In the Seattle area, Cascade Bicycle Club sponsors dual events—Bike to School Month and Bike to Work Month—that coincide nicely with the arrival of our spring riding weather. Another biking family from our local elementary school is heading up the effort at our school. Tim and I are helping them out a bit—mostly with the kickoff event at the end of April. It’s fun to get to know another family that uses bikes as transportation.
Hopefully our community of family bikers will continue to grow. Just last week I saw a guy with a brand new Xtracycle dropping his kid off at preschool: both father and son had big smiles on their faces. I didn’t have my camera with me or I would have snapped a photo of them.
We’d like to see a lot more kids and parents from the neighborhood riding to school next month. Our seven-year-old is really looking forward to riding pushing her bike up six hills every morning and riding down all six in the afternoon. We’re not waiting until May though, we’re going to start this week. We normally walk to school in the morning and I pick the kids up on the Xtracycle in the afternoon. But all this talk of biking to school has inspired her to get going a little early.
How about you? Any plans you want to share for Bike to Work or Bike to School month?