Students bike to school on the last day of classes
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Friday was the last day of school for most kids in the Rapid City area, and every year on the last day St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary lets kids and parents ride their bikes to school.
Everyone meets up at wilderness parking lot and they ride a mile to the school. Not only is it a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year but it also gets the kids out and active after a long winter.
Each year the physical education teacher, Corey Whalen, sets the event up. Not only does he hope that the children reap the physical benefits, but he also hopes it will bring awareness to bike and pedestrian safety.
“This is our 7th year of doing it. It’s pretty informal we just have a lot of parents that want to come out, kids that want to come out and we have fun with it<” said Whalen.
With summer quickly approaching it is important for drivers to be aware of kids playing outside and riding their bikes in the streets.