Avondale, Decatur to observe Bike to School DayW. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Keep an eye out for additional little bikes on the road Wednesday, as Decatur and Avondale Estates take part in National Bike to School Day.
In the city email to residents, Avondale Estates asked drivers to be extra careful Wednesday since there will be more children traveling to school by bicycle.
The city said, “Children across the country will be strapping on helmets, kicking up kickstands, and putting their mettle to the pedal as they ride their bikes to school to recognize the day. Motorists, please drive safely and keep an eye out for young Avondale Estates cyclists. Parents, please remind participating children to obey all traffic signs, including stop signs.”
The first National Bike to School Day took place in 2012. It’s intended to help create safer routes for cycling and walking and also to encourage kids to be active. It’s all part of National Bike Month, celebrated in May.
Decatur is observing Bike Month with multiple group rides, bike valet parking at the Decatur Arts Festival, and bicycle registration on May 30 in the Square. Next week is Bike to Work Week. Here’s the full calendar of cycling events: