BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boulder Valley School District celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday with its sixth annual Bike to School Day.

Julie Ireland with the Boulder Valley School District’s Transportation Unit talked to CBS4 about the day and said dozens of special events were waiting for the students when they arrived at school.

“The kids love it. We have thousands of kids and families who come out and participate. It’s always festive and fun and it’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day,” Ireland said. “We have probably over 30 events going on this morning at 30 different schools. One of the schools, Bear Creek Elementary, which is in South Boulder, is having a huge day of celebration for the Earth.

Ireland said Bear Creek started out with Bike to School Day and had CW, the “Heads Up” crosswalk safety mascot, help students cross the street.

“They have a gigantic walking school bus that is led by one of the teachers at the school, so there will be groups walking together in a parade,” Ireland said. “In the afternoon, they’re having a Bike, Bees and Butterfly Fair, bringing in beekeepers and all sorts of activities going on throughout the day.”

Ireland said Heatherwood Elementary is holding a week-long event where they’re going to talk about cycling and safety and having helmet fittings.

Heatherwood Elementary also held a big event Tuesday morning with food and a craft table.

LINKS: Boulder Valley School District | Bike To School Day | HeadsUp Colorado


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