Heritage Elementary & Middle schools to participate in Bike to School Day May 9

Town of Wake Forest News

The Town of Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Police Department are pleased to join Heritage Elementary and Heritage Middle schools, along with NC Safe Routes to School, on Wednesday, May 9, for a special event commemorating National Bike to School Day.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., participating students from both schools will assemble at Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road, to turn in their signed waiver forms. Then, at 7:45 a.m., all participants, along with several Wake Forest Police bike patrol officers, will depart for Heritage Elementary and Middle schools via the Smith Creek Greenway. All students are scheduled to arrive at their respective schools by 8 a.m.

A limited number of loaner bikes and bike helmets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved by completing the online registration form. Additionally, parents and guardians of participating students must complete and submit a signed waiver form. Both the downloadable waiver form and the online registration form are available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/bike-safety-events.aspx.

NC Safe Routes to School is a program that enables and encourages children to walk and bicycle to school. While endeavoring to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and more appealing transportation option, the initiative also facilitates the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of school.

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9512 or smorales@wakeforestnc.gov.

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