We have 35 elementary schools participating in Bike to School month this May, and they are doing some pretty creative things to get everyone excited about biking! Check out these photos below, taken by Tim King, a parent at Bryant Elementary.
That’s the Bike Fairy (in this case, Leslie Loper, Bryant’s BTS coordinator), a mythical creature first created by Ellen Aagaard, a parent at Laurelhurst Elementary and a Cascade instructor. As Ellen explains it, “The bike fairy rides around the area of the school & tries to “catch” kids riding to school–if she/he catches you you get a little prize.” It was a great hit last week at Laurelhurst when Mr. Brown, the librarian, was the Bike Fairy. He rode a dirt bike and a black multi-sport helmet, and also sported giant pink wings!
Nancy Denney, at Ben Franklin Elementary in the Lake Washington School District, has been using international biking photos (sent out to coordinators each week by yours truly!) to generate biking enthusiasm. She posts the photo each week on a Bike to School bulletin board with a list for kids to write down their guesses as to where the photo was taken. In the first week of May, Ben Franklin had over 300 riders. Keep up the good work!