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Why injury? It's this simple: more children die from injuries every year than from the next three leading causes of death combined. Nobody knows this because no one is talking about it. In the U.S., one child dies every hour from an injury that could have been prevented. Around the world, a child dies every 30 seconds as the result of an injury. You don’t need to have a child to know that we can do better.

 

Get pumping—the pedals, that is!

End Injury

"2014.05.07BiketoSchool_-210_Lo"  NCDOTcommunications via  Flickr   (CC BY 2.0)   

"2014.05.07BiketoSchool_-210_Lo" NCDOTcommunications via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
 

Get pumping – the pedals, that is, on National Bike to School Day!

Remember when you rode your bike to school and you felt like a million bucks? In 2012, the League of American Bicyclists decided to build on National Walk to School Day (which is held in the fall) with a spring event to encourage safely biking to school. Bike to School Day shines a spotlight on the need for safer bicycle routes and has great benefits like increasing kids' physical activity and pedestrian safety while reducing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions. By getting people out of cars and into the community, Bike to School events build connections among schools, families, and the neighborhoods around them.

This year, National Bike to School Day is May 6th. Click here to see if your school is participating. If your school does not have an event planned, consider starting one yourself. You can start small with just a group of families in your neighborhood or work with the parents group at your school to get others involved.

As always, safety first. Check to be sure everyone wears an appropriately-fitted helmet, and use this opportunity to teach the kids bike safety skills. Good luck and get pumping!

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