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Walking and riding to school

The Conyers Main Street Foundation, Conyers Police Department, Conte's Bikes and Fitness, Boys and Girls Club of Conyers and Covington Conyers Cycling Club held the first ever Kids Bike Fest at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, Sept. 26. Children were offered a bike safety check and adjustment, learned about bicycle safety, met a bicycle patrolman from the Conyers Police Department and practiced riding safely on a fun bicycle obstacle course. The clubs gave away six bicycles to children without them.

Oct. 7 is National Walk to School Day. Fifty-six schools are participating across Georgia. Pine Street Elementary School observed their National Walk to School Day this past Wednesday. Sandie Parker, a representative from the Georgia Safe Routes to School program, was also present at the event.

The purpose of the Georgia Safe Routes to School program is to promote good healthy lifestyles in children, improve air quality and environment, and to create safer routes for biking and walking. The program is funded by the Federal Safe Routes to School program. The funding is aimed to improve the walking and bicycling conditions to school as well as give support for school-based Safe Routes to School programs.