Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 5th, 2005 at 10:49 am
This morning I rode down to Abernethy Elementary in SE Portland to take part in the Walk+Bike to School festivities. Something about kids on bikes always leaves me energized and this morning was no exception. Tons of giddy kids, their parents, various city dignitaries and the media showed up with smiles on to support this great program.
Big kudos to the guy behind it all, Robert Ping. He works on the Safe Routes to Schools program for the BTA and this is his big, showcase event.
I also got to meet State of Oregon Epidemiologist and local bike commuter Dr. Mel Kohn (shown here talking with the media). He knows a thing or two about the health benefits that come with biking and walking to school. Other folks that came to lend support of this program were the omnipresent Sam Adams, the City of Portland's Dakota Inyoswan, and the Mayor's Chief of Staff Nancy Hamilton.
It was great talking to the kids and seeing everyone so jazzed on riding and walking to school. The bike racks were bursting at the seams! Check out the rest of my photos...the kids are sure to add some sunshine to your day.