What inspires a student to learn how to fix his/her own bike? An opportunity to learn.
In strong partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District, Washington Bikes volunteers are making a difference in the West Central Neighborhood in Spokane by creating opportunities for health, fitness and fellowship. Our Walking School Bus Program at Holmes Elementary has been a great example of this and will continue this fall until November 21, 2014. The Walking School Bus program offers a reliable way for students to get to school on time and provides part of their essential 60 minutes per day of physical activity to maintain good health — and students are loving it!
The Walking School Bus Program will continue this Spring at the following elementary schools and we’ll looking for volunteers to join the fun:
- Holmes Elementary School
- Bemiss Elementary School
- Stevens Elementary School
- Logan Elementary School
Join us as a volunteer by contacting Kate Johnston in our Spokane office: firstname.lastname@example.org 509.280.5762
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The Walking School Bus at Holmes Elementary is leading the way for the Bicycle Train that is planned for implementation in 2015 and beyond. Garry Kehr, Spokane Bicycle Club President, has been involved in Washington Bikes’ bicycle/pedestrian safety programs in Spokane. Garry and other members of Spokane Bicycle Club are making this program possible by volunteering their time leading walking School bus routes.
Join Washington Bikes and the families of Spokane to take part in these community-empowering programs. Call or email Kate today to get on our list. We look forward to hearing from those of you who can volunteer your time or your professional services to make our neighborhoods safer and healthier.