Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Safe Routes To School in the news!

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Dozens of youngsters waited impatiently in line for a chance to participate in a bicycle obstacle course dubbed a "bike rodeo" at Palla Elementary School.

"What we do is we teach children anything that has to do with safety as far as walking or riding their bike to school," said Tina Chapa of Bike Bakersfield, which ran the event.

Bike Bakersfield is a nonprofit advocacy organization that encourages people to seek alternative ways of transportation other than riding a motor vehicle.

"We have an obesity problem in our nation...and part of that is because our children are stationary," said Chapa.

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