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FCPS Students to Participate in Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8
Fairfax County Public Schools will participate in Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools. May is National Bike Month. Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride, walk, or roll will ensure that students are awake and ready to learn.
Students and employees are encouraged to bike or walk to school and work where safe to do so on May 8. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children to school, and to work with their school and PTA or PTO to assemble bike trains or walking groups for the event.
Each year about 100 children are killed and 254,000 are injured as a result of bicycle-related accidents. Keeping a bike in the home increases your child's odds of dying by a factor of nearly four times greater than a gun in the home.
If the bleeding-hearts REALLY wanted to do something, they’d eliminate school buses altogether and organize walking parties with all the kids that would otherwise be on the bus. The patrols could then REALLY do something.
But that will never happen because they don’t care THAT much. They just like to sound like they do.
BIKES = DEATH Wrote:
> Each year about 100 children are killed and
> 254,000 are injured as a result of bicycle-related
> accidents. Keeping a bike in the home increases
> your child's odds of dying by a factor of nearly
> four times greater than a gun in the home.