Written by: Winona Post 10/12/16
Threatening clouds and a chance of rain did not stop Riverway Learning Community from embracing National Walk/Bike to School Day on the morning of October 5. At 8 a.m., over 25 bikers and approximately 75 walkers converged at Tillman Park. From there, students and staff traveled together to school, located at 1733 Service Drive and by 8:15 a.m. festivities were in full swing.
As students arrived at school, they were met with the sounds of bike-themed music (yes, bike themed music) like the infamous “Bicycle Race” by Queen and the hard rocking “Bicycle Song” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Healthy snack foods were available for the hungry participants through the generous support of the “Fuel Up for 60” grant, which also funded raffle prizes that included bike helmets as well as Riverway shirts, sweatshirts, and other garb. Many students were not done riding bikes however, and took advantage of the bicycling course that was laid out in the parking lot. Soon, children on trikes, scooters, striders (bikes without peddles), and other bikes circulated and didn’t stop for an hour! It was hard to keep up with all the helmet fitting and seat adjusting but everyone was patient and shared in the fun.