DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Public Schools celebrated Bike to School Day on Wednesday. Students and parents met at West Third Street and biked or walked to Edison Elementary School.
There were surprises, special guests, and even a bike giveaway.
The event is meant to promote safer routes for walking and biking, while recognizing the importance of physical activity and pedestrian safety.
“It’s about coming together and showing everyone that we are a community and we’re back to our neighborhood schools. So if you’re in our neighborhood school, you don’t need to get dropped off in the car. You can just ride your bike or walk and everything will be okay,” says Audrey Logan, DPS Safe Routes to School coordinator.
More than 5,000 students took part in similar events nationwide. Dayton Public Schools will also host events at Kemp Elementary School Thursday and Belle Haven Elementary on Friday.