Are you ready for some good news? Walk Bike Roll Day was a huge success this year, and we have the numbers to prove it. A record-breaking 23 schools across Iowa participated in this nationwide event, promoting active transportation and healthier, more sustainable communities.
From Seargent Buff to New Sharon to Decorah, students, parents, and teachers came together to walk, bike, or roll to school on May 3, 2023. The event brought a sense of community and school spirit and encouraged healthy and sustainable habits among our youth. With each step or pedal, participants showed their commitment to reducing traffic congestion, pollution, and our carbon footprint.
Events ranged from just some families to school-wide events with dozens of kids and one school having over seventy students participating! Some highlights from schools below:
Clarke Community Elementary in Osceola had music, sidewalk chalk, and the mayor passing out suckers! Teachers greeted the kids coming into school and even some whole families biked together. Some of the staff members got in on the fun and biked to school as well.