Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bike To School Day

My son loves riding his mountain bike. Rain or shine, he is out by himself and sometimes with his friends. The bike was originally mine but since I got pregnant I rarely use it and so I let him have it. It was given to me by my sister-in-law. 

My son learned how to ride a bike at the age of 6 and believe it or not he self-taught himself using an adult bike which was my mountain bike and that was back in the Philippines. He had his own bike but he said it was too small for him so he would take mine, sometimes without asking permission. He knew I wouldn't let him use it because I didn't want him to get hurt but he took it anyway. He was stubborn and so determined to learn. I was too scared for him to get hurt. Maybe I was overly protective or just being a mommy. Now he is an expert bike rider and knows that taking stuffs without asking permission is wrong. 

Anyway, today they had a Bike-to-School Day, it's an annual activity. The students got to ride their bikes from home to school, Ozaukee Christian School. It only took 10 minutes for my son and his friends to reached the school. 


Photo credit : Ozaukee Christian School

























The school wants to promote fitness so they invited students and faculty to geared up and ride their bikes. Each students who rides their bicycles to school were awarded with breakfast from school this morning. Those who were unable to ride their bikes to school they may still take part in the breakfast if at least 30 minutes of their Memorial Day weekend was spent riding a bicycle.

My son had a fabulous day, not only he was able to ride his bike and bike with his friends but also his class went to the National Train Museum up in Green Bay along with the 6th grader for a field trip. 

23 comments:

  1. Looks like they had good weather, great job kids.

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    1. It was a beautiful day but it rained in the afternoon. They had a great time. Thanks

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  2. Definitely something schools who are not in large metro areas should do more often! Although I never learned to ride a bike--I had to walk to school and it was a distance every day!

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  3. This should be a an everyday thing, I bet most of the kids will be healthier.

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    1. I totally agree! If the weather permits I would want my son to ride his bike to school but he rides his bike after school too almost everyday.

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  4. I like that. It is great exercise for the kids and instills in them a sense of physical activity. All schools should try this.

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  5. I never heard of bike to school day before. It seems like a good idea for so many reasons!

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  6. What a great idea! That's awesome they can ride their bikes that day and it looks like the weather was absolutely perfect for it.

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  7. It's great that schools these days have these programs that promote wellness at a young age. It's beneficial both for oneself and for the environment.

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  8. That is a great idea. Great way for the kids to get some exercise in early in the morning.

    Michelle F.

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  9. Great day! The mayor of our city, just had ride your bike to work day. Go Green and Stay Green! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Sounds Like They Had Fun I Would Be Driving Behind Him All The Way I'm So Paranoid!! LOL!

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  11. Oh good thing that your son learned how to ride a bike as we never had the chance to learn.

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  12. It's a great idea. Not sure how it'd work round here. We've no pavements and narrow winding rural roads so not the best for cycling with the speed some cars go.

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  13. It's great to live close to school and be able to go by bike. My son usually walks because there is no safe place to guard the bike while he's at class.

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  14. Great exercise too I would love for my kids to be able but school is far away they have to use the bus,

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  15. We had a bike-to-school day when I was in elementary school. Me and my friend Michelle rode our bikes together that day. Then we stayed after school to help our teacher with something and when we left we started walking home. We got half way home and looked at each other and screamed, "We forgot our bikes!!" Then we had to run all the way back to get our bikes. Thanks for bringing back that memory for me!!

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  16. This is a nice initiative to encourage fitness. I'd take this challenge for sure.

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  17. My son rides his bike to school every chance he gets.

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  18. This is definitely really cool, too bad we're in the middle of the country and the schools are over a mile away on a one way road with no sidewalks, haha.. my kids are always in the driveway with their bikes.

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  19. It is nice to see the good weather there and I love the title of your post "Bike to School" .

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  20. That looks like a lot of fun! Glad they had good weather for the bike ride.

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  21. What an awesome idea! I remember back in the day when you either walked or rode your bike to school. lol

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