|Why are only 6 of 900 children biking to school?|
There are probably many excuses for my oldest son not riding a bike to school but I will put the blame squarely on my own shoulders, right where it belongs. I haven't pushed it in the past but now that Riley is 10 and the first week of school is over; I need to encourage my 140 lb fifth grader to live a healthier lifestyle.
My good friend Pattie Baker wrote an article for Foodshedplanet.com detailing the fact that only 6 of the 900 students at Dunwoody Elementary are riding their bikes to school, yet I am hearing that the buses are already filled to capacity. I highly encourage everyone to read the full article as it speaks to not only parents with school age children, but to all.
Based on my family's wacky schedule this week (don't ask), as well as setting a routine for getting three boys to three different schools, I plan to escort my son via bicycle to school on Thursday and/or Friday.
If you live in the Dunwoody North area, please let me know if your interested in joining us. Thanks.