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  • Walk n’ Roll to School Day is Friday, April 4

    Mar 12, 2014 | Read More News
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    Join thousands of families across Pima County walking, riding bikes, skating, or scooting to school on Walk n’ Roll to School Day on Friday, April 4.

    Safe Kids Pima CountyThe event is held each year during Bike Fest to encourage active ways for children to get to school and to improve air quality around schools and in neighborhoods.

    A record number of local schools are participating so far this year in Pima County’s Walk n’ Roll to School Day. Many of these schools received special training from the Pima County Department of Transportation and Safe Kids Pima County, a program that works to enhance child safety.

    Walking, bicycling, and using other active modes of transportation improves health through physical activity, helps reduce obesity, reduces traffic congestion, and provides family members with an opportunity to spend quality time with each other and to connect with neighbors.

    Participating schools will receive a prize for each student actively commuting to school and schools registering before April 2 will receive a scooter while supplies last to raffle off to one lucky student. For more information, contact Olga at (520) 724-BIKE or by email. She can tell you how to register and which schools are participating in the event.

    The Pima County Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Quality and Safe Kids Pima County are working together to encourage children, parents and guardians to take part in Walk n’ Roll to School Day.