Indiana To Join Celebration Of National Bike To School Day May 8

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Students attending schools throughout Indiana will join thousands of families across the country on National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 8th.


National Bike to School Day, which highlights the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Month, provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage families to give biking for transportation a try.
Health by Design provides support and technical assistance to communities throughout Indiana that are looking to increase participation and improve safety among students walking and biking to school. Health by Design is a coalition of partners working at the intersection of the built environment and public health, collaborating across sectors and disciplines to ensure Indiana communities have neighborhoods, public spaces, and transportation infrastructure that promote active living for all.
“Spring is here and it is the perfect time to build momentum around walking, biking, and active living,” said Kim Irwin, Health by Design’s executive director. “National Bike to School Day is a wonderful opportunity for families, schools and local communities to actively engage in a day of fun, health and awareness. We want our students and communities to be educated on the benefits of walking and biking to school in hopes that they will prioritize active living well beyond the day’s festivities. We also want to use every opportunity to increase the visibility of bicycling and walking as active transportation options, while reminding everyone to prioritize safety on our roads and walkways.”
There are currently 22 Hoosier schools registered for the 2019 celebration. Schools interested in registering should visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.
Schools currently participating in the May 8 program and contact information are listed below:
Carmel

  • Carmel Elementary, Kady Weaver, 317-844-0168
  • College Wood Elementary, Amy Johansen, 317-733-6430
  • Mohawk Trails Elementary, Ann Lukes, 317-844-1158
  • Prairie Trace Elementary, Cathy Hardwick, 317-571-7925
  • West Clay Elementary, David Littlejohn, 317-733-6500

Evansville

  • Caze Elementary, Jeremy Buente, 812-477-5567

Fishers

  • Cumberland Road Elementary, David Greiwe, 317-594-4170

Fort Wayne

  • Francis M Price Elementary, Krista Stockman, 260-467-4950

Frankford

  • Blue Ridge Primary Elementary, Lora Archibald, 765-659-3822

Frankfort

  • Green Meadows Intermediate Elementary, Lorra Archibald, 765-659-3233
  • Suncrest Elementary, Stephanie West, 765-659-6265

Goshen

  • Chandler Elementary, Megan McClellan, 574-533-5085
  • Prairie View Elementary, Emma Caskey, 574-534-4710

Haubstadt

  • Haubstadt Community, Scott VanMeter, 812-768-6487

Mackey

  • Barton Township Elementary, Karen Miller, 812-795-2292

Rensselaer

  • Van Rensselaer Elementary, Chad Wynn, 219-866-8212

Rossville

  • Rossville Elementary, Lorra Archibald, 765-379-2119

Westfield

  • Oak Trace Elementary, Jane Hitch, 317-867-6400
  • Shamrock Springs Elementary, Lauren Waldroup, 317-867-7400

Whiting

  • Nathan Hale Elementary, Lorri Covaciu, 219-659-0738
  • Whiting High School, Lorri Covaciu, 219-659-0255
  • Whiting Middle School, Lorri Covaciu, 219-473-1344

Communities and schools interested in continuing walking and biking awareness and safety activities beyond the May 8 celebration should visit www.walkbiketoschool.org or contact Health by Design for ideas and recommendations.
For more information contact Jihada Garrett, Herd Strategies, at jihada@herdstrategies.com or 317-572-7102.

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