As part of Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day, Santa Barbara’s Monroe Elementary School organized a bike “bus” with MOVE Santa Barbara for the occasion on Oct. 4.
The group of bicyclists caravanned together from the Mesa Lane area to Monroe School. Staff also organized another group of families at Escondido Park that walked down the hill to the school.
Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day is a national event that encourages students to be more active. It promotes being physically active and opting for commutes that are good for the environment.
MoveSB, Monroe PTA, school staff, and Santa Barbara police volunteered to help make the event happen.
“I want to thank everyone involved in making Walk, Bike, and Roll to School day successful,” said Monroe Principal Brian Naughton. “Having access to bicycles is a great way to get some exercise, explore our amazing community, and strengthen a student’s confidence.”
The event is just one way Monroe promotes the use of bicycles with its students.
Each year students in all grade levels participate in bicycle training and learn how to navigate neighborhood traffic safely.
Monroe School has a fleet of bicycles available for all students to use on certain days during their recess time, including specialized bicycles for students with physical needs.