Montgomery County to Celebrate ‘Bike to School Day’ This Wednesday, May 4, with Event at Richie Park Elementary School in Rockville

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County:
For Immediate Release: Monday, May 2, 2022
Montgomery County will join the celebration of the annual Bike to School Day on the morning of Wednesday, May. 4, with a fun-filled event at Richie Park Elementary School in Rockville. Elected officials and representatives of the County’s Department of Transportation and Vision Zero programs will be among those distributing safety materials and greeting students and parents to encourage biking to school. The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month.

On May 4, thousands of schools across America—from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico—participate in a Bike to School event in May to encourage students to bike to school. The initiative focuses on healthy lifestyles and safety. Schools and the surrounding neighborhoods participate in the campaign by raising awareness of traffic rules, increasing physical activity and raising awareness of drivers to share the road with cyclists.

Partners include the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services and Montgomery County Public Schools.

For more information on Bike to School Day and event ideas for school ideas, visit


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