Bike/walk to school challenge month is complete, and we put up some pretty impressive numbers! Remember, there were 22 school days in May, so a perfect record would be 22 round trips, or 44 total trips. Since we only had one walker this year (Yea, Lorelei!), we decided to award the two big prizes to an over all winner and runner up.
Overall winners, with 44 trips completed, are Tess W, with her dedicated parents, Eric and Kristen. Together, they:
-avoided 308 miles in a car by cycling to school and back every school day in May.
-avoided using 15.4 gallons of gas
-reduced carbon dioxide by 308 pounds - Equivalent to carbon sequestered by 3.5 tree seedlings grown for ten years.
Thank you for helping our planet stay healthy! Tess was awarded a pack of TIS spirit gear. Your bottles of Rose and Organic Root Beer awaits you at the Stearns Hall front office.
2nd place goes to Eva L, and her pedal happy parents, Bryan and Julie, with a total of 36 trips completed! Your two large bottles of Breakside beer and rootbeer are waiting for you at the Stearns Hall front office.
Other accomplishments worth celebrating:
Action M, Chase M, Bitsy C, Lila G, Sadie E, Lola and Ryder M, and Lorelei J each had over 20 trips in May!
Max S and Bean V pedaled themselves over 4.5 miles each way to school nearly every day all year long! Spencer P again finished each of his many bicycle rides to school by pedaling up Hilltop hill by himself!
Hopefully that inner sense of peace, fitness, and glory will last throughout the lovely summer months to help stoke that fantastic feeling of fossil fuel freedom for the fall! :) Thanks for participating. Have a wonderful Summer. Hope to see you in the bike lane!
Chris Ginnocchio - TIS Bike & Walk Challenge Coordinator