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MnDOT encourages schools, communities to join Bike to School Day

May 3—Thousands of Minnesota college students are gearing up to for Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages extra faculties to become involved.

More than 150 Minnesota faculties have signed up to take part. Bike to School Day is a wholesome approach to promote protected biking and strolling actions in an instructional setting. Each 12 months this occasion is sponsored by MnDOT and Minnesota Safe Routes to School.

There are quite a lot of ways in which college students and households can join within the enjoyable. They can bike or stroll to faculty straight from residence, join a “walking school bus” a couple of blocks from faculty, or have their dad and mom drop them off a couple of blocks away to allow them to get the expertise of pedaling to faculty with their associates.

It all counts — research have proven that bodily exercise can lead to improved bodily well being, psychological well being and educational efficiency in kids.

“We know students do better in school when they add physical activities to their day,” stated Kelly Corbin, MnDOT Safe Routes to School coordinator. “This event promotes safety skills that students can use throughout their lives.”

Schools can nonetheless register occasions. More data is on the market at mndot.gov/saferoutes.

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