MOSES LAKE - Joining schools around the country, Peninsula Elementary will be celebrating National Bike to School Day on May 8.
According to Peninsula PTO, Peninsula Elementary Students, Staff, PTO, Grant County Health and the Moses Lake Police Department are involved in the celebration.
Students will meet at the El Sendero Life Center Church parking lot on Peninsula Drive.
Organizers say there will be a Bike Rodeo, bike registration, and helmet fittings. The students will be escorted by MLPD along West Peninsula Drive and South Burress Avenue to Peninsula Elementary.
Bicyclists will gather at 8 a.m., the bike escort by officers from the Moses Lake Police Department is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
School officials stated roughly 100 students from Peninsula Elementary will be biking to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
"Bicyclists from across the United States will join together to celebrate National Bike to School Day. Bike to School events work to create safer routes for bicycling and walking, and emphasize the importance of a range of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, cyclist and pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community," the Peninsula PTO stated in a press release.
The event is organized by Peninsula PTO with the assistance of Grant County Health and the Moses Lake Police Department.