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Have you thought about having a bicycle event at your school? BikeTexas can help! Request an Event Handbook for tips and handouts to make your bicycle event a success! Visit the BikeTexas Educational Resources page for free materials you can hand out.
Schools across the Dallas and Fort Worth area are taking advantage of the cooler weather with events to encourage children-- and parents!-- to ride to school. Rosemont Elementary is having a weeklong event called iBike Rosemont that began Monday, Oct 8 and ends with an afterschool group ride to a root beer float on Friday, Oct 12. Rosemont is also the location of Dallas' first buffered bike lanes, a project that Bike Friendly Oak Cliff says happened in part because of iBike Rosemont and the community's push for a safe way for their children to get to school.
At M.L. Phillips Elementary in Fort Worth, students received free bike helmets on Wednesday, Sept 12, as part of an ongoing program to educate Fort Worth children about the law requiring anyone under 18 to wear a helmet. Fort Worth ISD said representatives from Pate Rehabilitation, along with Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition and Fort Worth police and firefighters handed out donated helmets to students who arrived on their bicycles, skateboards or scooters without any head protection. Students who were wearing helmets received free ice cream coupons.
Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary in Fort Worth held a bicycle safety day in September. Six students received free helmets from local police and fire officials and also got to have a closer look at an ambulance.
Riding bikes to school is a great way to start a lifelong love of riding. Check out the educational resources available from BikeTexas for biking and walking to school!