Holyoke Elementary students joined with kids across the United States to celebrate Bike to School Day on May 9. Holyoke students rode bikes and scooters in a loop around the neighborhood. Local police blocked off the road to traffic and helped to monitor the riders. Emergency Medical Technicians from Melissa Memorial Hospital were on hand to treat minor scrapes and bruises. Several high school students volunteered to pedal special needs students in multi-passenger bikes provided by Mr. Stumpf.
National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to teach students about the importance of exercise, and to review safety rules and bicycle etiquette.