PHOTO: Senior Emma Nance locks her bike at one of the Davis High bike racks.
By Emily Perry,
Every morning during May, the Davis High bike racks fill up quickly as students ride to school for bike month. May is designated as bike month in order to encourage students to bike to school to stay active and limit pollution from cars.
The Davis High Bike Club works to make bike month successful by spreading awareness and creating events encouraging student participation.
Bike Club was started in August at the beginning of this school year, with the objective of “getting to know other bike enthusiasts and cyclists, learning about bike repair and promoting bike use and bike safety,” according to club president Jason Park.
The club spends their meetings watching bike repair videos while demonstrating what they learn on actual bikes. Park, who enjoys teaching bike repair, leads these lessons.
As one of their regular activities, Bike Club also heads to Winters every other weekend for a long distance bike ride.
In addition to their regularly scheduled activities, the club has been planning events for May in order to celebrate bike month while boosting students’ overall interest in biking.
On May 28, Bike Club hosted a bike show similar to the DHS car show. The event took place on the quad as the club displayed bikes and gave away prizes for bike related activities. Park believes that this was “the biggest event of the club.”
Park enjoys leading these events as the president of Bike Club as it gives him the “opportunity to share [his] passion towards bikes with other people.”