Mayor Walsh announces the Get Biking Challenge for National Bike Month
April 23, 2015
Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the Boston Bikes’ Get Biking Challenge, the first city-wide biking competition for youth. In celebration of National Bike Month in May, Boston Bikes is challenging K-8 students and teachers in Boston Public Schools to track participation in the Challenge by recording the number of minutes they ride each day. A participation update will be shared halfway through the month to track progress as schools compete to win prizes. Prizes include the Golden Pedal Award, free bike raffles, a bike field trip, and more.
“Good exercising habits start young, and the Boston Bikes Get Biking Challenge is a fun way to encourage kids to get active and get comfortable with cycling,” said Mayor Walsh.
The Get Biking Challenge is a part of Boston Bikes’ commitment to empowering youth through cycling education, safety and advocacy. Nine schools have already registered, including Mather Elementary, Nathan Hale Elementary, and William H. Ohrenberger Elementary. For more information and to register a school for the Get Bike Challenge, please visit http://www.bostonbikes.org/programs/get-biking-school-challenge/overview/ or call (617)-918-4253.
Boston Bikes is part of Mayor Walsh's vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors. Boston Bikes focuses on improvements in all six universal bike planning areas: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, Equity, and Evaluation.