Friday, April 17, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Kids showed their pedal power

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From page A12 | June 15, 2014 |

Thank you to the friends of the schools in Davis, our city officials and all who helped and participated in National Bike to School Day. May is Bike Month and May 7 was the National Bike to School Day.

We had a successful day at many schools in Davis.

Thanks to Penny Pyle for coordinating for school board trustees to attend the event and to Kelly Stachowicz for coordination with city officials to attend.

Birch Lane Elementary students were welcomed to school by longtime friend of the school and Bike Rodeo volunteer Robb Davis, César Chávez students were greeted by mayor and unicycle pro Joe Krovoza, Holmes Junior High students were greeted by Superintendent Winfred Roberson, Korematsu students were greeted by Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services Clark Bryant, Montgomery students were visited by active transportation coordinator Dave “DK” Kemp, North Davis Elementary students were greeted by City Councilman Lucas Frerichs and Willett Elementary students were met by City Councilman Brett Lee.

Thanks to Rachel Hartsough, city of Davis Street Smarts coordinator, for compiling the numbers: Patwin and Holmes will retain their bragging rights as the Golden Trophy winners for the third year in a row with the highest percentage of enrolled kids riding bikes to school. Patwin had a whopping 61 percent, and Holmes had nearly 50 percent. Fantastic!

The winner of the highly coveted root beer float party, generously provided by Whole Foods, is North Davis Elementary, which had almost 300 kids ride to school, and 187 of them participated in the Active4me scanning program.

And just for some more fun, overall 35 percent of all students in grades K-8 rode to school on May 7. Collectively, here is what just those in our scanning program accomplished (and that’s only about a third of the kids riding!):

* We rode more than 1,300 miles to school;
* We saved almost 60 gallons of gas;
* We burned 52,000 calories;
* We saved $252 in gas money; and
* We kept over 1,145 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

A big thank you to all the school representatives for making biking all year-round a success.

How wonderful to be in a bike-friendly, family-friendly city with support and interaction from all levels. If we keep it up, our environment will be much better for all.

Sanne Fettinger
Davis Bicycles! School Committee member

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