Last year, the student body experienced what we thought would be a fad, but luckily it wasn’t. National Bike 2 School Day is coming up on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 and is hoping to see a larger turnout of riders this year. In a perfect world, all high school students would ride bikes to school – unfortunately, not all of them can.
I’m sure almost all of the student body could agree that they would rather have bike traffic in the parking lot rather than the daily, organized chaos with our cars. Not to mention with the weather finally looking like it will push through to stay at a reasonably warm temperature, it’s the perfect opportunity to start riding a bike to school.
But what would it be like if we all rode bikes instead of driving everyday to school? The mornings would be peacefully quiet lacking the blaring of speakers that are too small for the volume they’re being played at. Our wallets would be fatter on account of not having to pay for gas, there would be no more road rage, and, most importantly, life-threatening car crashes would be replaced by boo-boos when your tire hits a crack. So get out and ride your bike, the regular bikers are always welcoming to new bikers and the new trail needs to be broken in.