MOSES LAKE - Students at Peninsula Elementary in Moses Lake pedaled their way to class on Wednesday as part of National Bike to School Day.

About 100 students gathered in the Sendero Life Center parking lot before school, joined by teachers, parents, Moses Lake police and the Grant County Health District.

The event was all about bike safety, with students participating in a skills course to learn hand signals and safety on the road. Students who showed up without a helmet were provided a new one, and the students were able to register their bike with the police department.

The event concluded with short bike ride to school with an escort from Moses Lake police.

National Bike to School Day is designed to raise awareness of the needs for safe routes for biking and walking and emphasizes the importance of physical activity for children and pedestrian safety.

Wednesday’s event was organized by the Peninsula PTO to provide students the opportunity to learn and practice their bike safety skills.

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