Friday, May 18, 2012
Pioneer School's Bike To School Day a Success
Pioneer School: The morning parent drop-off traffic was noticeably lighter as swarms of students rode their bikes to Pioneer Elementary School in Olympia during Bike to Work Day. Countless students also walked or propelled themselves on their scooters. Stacey Brewster, a parent, greeted the young cyclists at the front of school, offering them bright orange slap bands and green bicycle pins provided by Intercity Transit to celebrate the occasion. Principal Randy Weeks wondered, “I don’t know what we will do once the racks fill up!” Another parent replied, “That is a good problem to have!” Over 150 students rode to school, packing the bike racks well beyond capacity. Maybe it’s time for Pioneer to assess its bike parking problem!