Bike To School Day a Blustery Success in Milwaukee!

The Riverwest Bike Train to Maryland Avenue School meets at Gordon Park Wednesdays for rest of school year.

Fernwood needs more and better bike parking!

The forecast called for thunderstorms and colder than normal temps for this time of year, but don’t tell that to the more than 500 kids who biked or walked to school Tuesday at three Milwaukee Public Schools. Fernwood Montessori, Maryland Ave Montessori, and Fairview Charter all held celebrations yesterday supporting Bike and Walk to School Day. This proves that when schools support and encourage active transportation with some simple promotions, kids respond!

You can watch the Fox 6 Milwaukee story here, and read our school updates below.

Fernwood Montessori ( BayView): Another successful event today at Fernwood in Bay View. Over 75 bikes locked up along the fences shows the need for increased bike parking options.

Proposed bike racks and shelter Fernwood is raising money for

 

The Bilek family gets a ride from the far west side to the eastside via cargo bike with kids bike attached, for the days when biking to school is a little too far and windy

Maryland Ave Montessori (Eastside): A bike train leaving from Riverwest’s Gordon Park led by our Program Director Jessica Binder was a big hit! A second Bike Train from Murray Hill Neighborhood had 20 riders! They will do it every Wednesday for the rest of the month, so join in if you can! Over 90 students and adults rode bikes today and over 30 joined a Walking School Bus all from various locations around the neighborhood. Good thing the school’s PTO used some money to increase the bike parking this season!

 

Cheerleaders support those who rode bikes or walked to  Fairview Charter School by Jackson Park.

Full bike racks are a good sign.

Fariview Charter (Jackson Park): Over 150 kids biked or walked this morning and were welcomed by the school’s cheer team doing some special cheers. Both bike racks the school has were full!

All three of these schools also won cash awards in the Fall 2013 Fire Up Your Feet Challenge and are looking to compete again for prizes in the Spring Challenge going on now. If your school is interested in programs or has questions on how it can support more walking and biking contact Jake Newborn, Youth Education Program Manager, Jake.Newborn@WisconsinBikeFed.org 414-431-1798 x11

One thought on “Bike To School Day a Blustery Success in Milwaukee!

  1. Jake and the Bike Fed staff: Thanks for your support of this event at all of our schools! I heard it more than once that this day is the best event of the school year!

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