Active Transportation at Green Lake Elementary

Our Active Transportation Committee works every year to make commuting to and from school fun, safe, and well...active! 

 

MAY IS BIKE EVERYWHERE (AND TO SCHOOL) MONTH 

Tune up your family’s bicycles now and make a plan to participate in the many ‘Bike Everywhere Month’ activities GLES has planned during the month of May.

 

Bingo cards and additional details will come home in your student's backpacks before we kick off the month's events.

 

 

SPECIAL BIKE EVERYWHERE MONTH ACTIVITIES:

 

Our main activity will be the GLES BIKE BINGO game that the students will receive before the start of May that prompts them to complete a number of biking or rolling activities, including Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 3rd and the GLES Donut Ride on Saturday, May 13th. Every BINGO the student earns enters them into a drawing to win prizes (one main prize per grade).

 

Weds, May 3 - BIKE / ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY
Bike or roll to GLES and stop by the welcome table near the bike racks at the front of the school for free snacks and other goodies. As you arrive at the school, please walk your bike if you are on the sidewalks.

Sat, May 13 - GLES DONUT RIDE
Meet 9am at Mighty-O Donuts for a sweet treat prior to riding clockwise as a group around the new Green Lake bike path. We will ride rain or shine.

Fri, May 19 - BIKE EVERYWHERE DAY
Bike during this citywide event. See cascade.org/rides-and-events/bike-everywhere-month-2023 for details.

Weds, May 24 - GLES Bike Meetup at the Wallingford Farmers Market - Bike/roll/walk to the event at Meridian Park and meetup for a picnic dinner and fun. GLES families meet on the west side of park in the grass.

 

Date TBD - GLES meetup at the bike mounds of Lower Woodland Park.

 

 

BIKE TO SCHOOL BIKE TRAINS:

 

New for 2023, we are inviting nearby neighbors to form and manage a handful of ‘Bike Trains’ to bike students to and from school during the month of May. Prompted by the below map, each group would coordinate their own route and timing for the Bike Train to function. Please email garettcycles@gmail.com if you do form a bike train or if you have any questions.

 

Read this Bike to School Train Planning Guide