This newsletter was originally sent on Apr 14, 2009.

Bike to School Day Keeps Kids Moving
Safe Routes to School Program & FC Bikes partner to encourage safe bicycling to school

The second annual Bike to School Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2009.  The City of Fort Collins Safe Routes to School program (SRTS) and FC Bikes are partnering to host events at 12 schools.  Volunteers, including parents, teachers, and City and Poudre School District staff, will be on hand to pass out stickers, sign up students for raffle prizes, and motivate everyone to keep biking to school.  Thirteen schools are currently participating, including 12 elementary schools (Bauder Elementary School, Dunn Elementary IB World School, Harris Bilingual Elementary School, Kruise Elementary, Laurel Elementary School, Linton Elementary School, McGraw IB World School, O’Dea Core Knowledge, Olander Elementary School, Shepardson Elementary School, Tavelli Elementary School), and Lesher Junior High School. 

“The number of kids and parents biking to school is growing” says David “DK” Kemp, FC Bikes Coordinator.  “We want to support those people that choose to bike to school in Fort Collins.”

Be sure to visit the Bike to School Day table on the way into school.  There will be stickers, temporary tattoos, bicycle lights, and other fun ways to celebrate biking to school.  “This event is all about having fun and encouraging safety.  We want parents and children to make safe bicycling part of their daily routine” states Matt Wempe, City of Fort Collins Safe Routes to School coordinator.  “Parents have the chance to make sure their children are learning safe bicycling techniques in a fun atmosphere.”

For more information about SRTS, including Safe Routes Maps, volunteer information, and safety tips, visit  For more information about FC Bikes and bicycling in Fort Collins, visit


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