Bike Month has wrapped up, and Bike2Bryant would like to thank all students and their parents who got pedaling in May. Here are some amazing stats on Bryant’s awesome pedal-power:
- 94 people logged at least 1 bike trip in May
- In total, they made 1159 roundtrips.
- This amounted to roughly 2000 miles — which would get you past the Arctic Circle or to the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.
- All that bike riding took 392 hours, or 16 days.
- 2 students each biked 100 miles in May – not even the Bike Fairy is sure she biked that much!
- Ms. Kearney’s class won the Crank Arm trophy for class with the most trips.
- 28 students rode their bikes everyday – Congratulations to Tyson A., Sonja A., Sebio A., Naomi B., Walter B., Eleanor B., Maggie B., Milo C., Charlotte C., Gianina D., Rian F., Tristan F., Emma F., Ian F., Jackson H., Evan J., Jojo J., Madeleine M., Olympia L., Murrow L., Nicolas L., Vivienne L., Orli P., Ramona S., Diadora S., Sydney W., Pola Z., and Zoja Z.
We are proud of all of our Bryant bikers, and thank them and their parents for continuing the Bike Month tradition at Bryant. Keep on pedaling in the summer, and we’ll see you in the fall with Walk to School programming!
Make plans to get up early on Wednesday, May 10 for a Bike to School Day celebration. Gather at Top Pot on 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood after 7 a.m. for free donuts and coffee, then at 7:30 a.m. we’ll ride to school together. This will be a parent-escorted event; kids must come with a parent.
If you want to a peek at the fun we’ll be having, check out footage here and here from the 2013 ride with the SPS Superintendent!
It is time to track trips for Week 1 of Bike Month! Please go to our online trip tracker and tell us how many times you biked this week. This year there will be prizes for all students who log at least 1 trip, for students who bike the most trips, and for the classroom that has the most trips in May.
We have a feeling there will be lots of winners this year: this Friday, the Bryant Bike Fairy counted 82 bikes parked in the bike racks this Friday, and she caught 5 students biking on their way to school, a majority of whom were kindergartners. We here at B2B HQ have extra respect for young students who cruise our hilly environs with not so many gears!
Calling all Bryant Bikers — May is Bike to School Month, and Bryant’s Kickoff Event will take place on the playground after school Friday, April 28. Bring your bike for free bike tuning. Trick it out with bike decorations. Test your skills with the paper toss game. Sign up to track your trips in May.
Thanks to everyone for a great October of walking to school! Each Friday of the month, over 100 people visited our Walktober bus stations, a crew from the NW walked over a mile to school, and many Bryant students played Walktober Bingo! This level of participation – despite the early hour – shows the fun and feasibility of walking to school. We salute all of our Bryant walkers this October and for the rest of the year.
And we congratulate the students who got Walktober BINGO:
Jackson H. • Devin T. • Maddie M. • Ian F. • Emma F. • Vivienne L. • Nicolas L. • Sadie B. • Finn B. • Mai B.
We suspect there are others, so let us know if your name is missing!
Finally, many thanks to our volunteers, and to parents for their support of kid-powered transport. If you are interested in helping out with walk- or bike-to-school activities in the future, please contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.
We’ll celebrate our Bryant walkers one last time this Friday, October 28, 7:30-7:40 am. Gather at one of the meeting spots (see map) for a fall treat, enjoy the walker company, then head to school together!
Meeting points (stars on the map):
- West Station: 30th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.
- South Station: 33rd Ave. NE/NE 55th St.
- North Station: 32nd Ave. NE/NE 65th St.
- East Station: 36th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.
Live NW of Bryant? There will be a walking school bus starting just west of Third Place Books. Details here.
Can’t squeeze in the whole walk to school in the morning? Consider walking part of the way – park the car a few blocks from school, then enjoy the stroll to school. And please stop by one of our walker bus stops!
Bryant’s walkers were out in full force last Friday, with the beginning of International Walk to School Month: four walking bus stops offered treats and company to families getting to school on foot; a walking school bus picked up passengers in the neighborhood NW of Bryant; and over 130 students were counted as walkers that day. In fact, the kindergartners and 4th graders were tied for having the most walkers that morning – 28 each!
There will not be any Walktober events this coming Friday, due to no school. We will resume the festivities on Friday, Oct 21.
In the meantime, did you know that every intersection is considered a crosswalk, even if it is not marked? State law requires motorists to yield to a pedestrian at marked or unmarked crosswalks.