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Hundreds Bike to School

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Aubrey Martinson

Over 75 children and their families rode their bikes to George Long Elementary School on Wednesday, May 18 in celebration of Bike to School Day.  According to an email sent to families from George Long Elementary, Bike to School Day was established after the overwhelming success of Walk to School Day, which has been an annual international event since 1997.

All 3 schools participated in Bike to School Day.

Students that live too far to bike met up at the Grass Lake Methodist Church Parking Lot as well as the Grass Lake Baptist Church on Michigan Avenue.

Once students parked their bicycles, they were then directed inside to see JoAnn Karle, health/sciences teacher at George Long Elementary and Michelle Clark, principal of George Long Elementary to enter their name in a drawing to win one of several bike helmets.  The helmets were provided by Bell products and the Safe Kids Coalition.  The grant for these helmets was procured by a Health Educator from the University of Michigan Pediatric Trauma/Injury Prevention Department.



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