By Sarah Garrett,
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists.
To celebrate biking, student government organized various bike-related activities this week.
Wednesday, May 6 is Bike-to-School Day. Members from student government handed out raffle tickets to students who biked to school. The raffle tickets allowed students to get a free bagel at lunch and to enter a raffle for various prizes.
“Today is really just about the before-school activities and the raffle drawing at lunch,” senior ASB Communications Commissionner Sydney Maguire said.
Yesterday, student government hosted a “slow bike race” in the quad at lunch. The student who was last to the finish line won the race. Winners were also given raffle tickets to enter the drawing.
“More people than normal [participated],” senior ASB Treasurer Charlie Harris said, “so it was fun, I like the bike races.”
Student government organized the bike race yesterday to raise awareness for biking to school today. According to Harris, even the elementary schools and other schools in the district tried to encourage students to bike to school today.
Other national bike days will be happening later this month. May 11 is Bike-to-Work Day. There will even be “cyclofemme” events held on Mother’s Day, May 10, to empower women’s cycling.