Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day?
There’s a feeling of joy and independence —a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving—listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, seeing friends and neighbors and feeling connected with their community. Parents, children and friends can enjoy one another’s company without the usual distractions.
Walking and bicycling events celebrate these experiences and help make them possible for others. They bring schools and communities together for a common purpose. Most of all, they are fun!
We don’t usually walk to school, but after today we found out that it’s not that far. Now we plan to walk more often because it’s fun and safe!
– Parent, California