Safe Kids Gibson County will join Francisco Elementary to celebrate Bike to School Day in Francisco on Wednesday. This event brings together children, parents and educators to raise awareness about bike safety. At least 75 kids are expected to participate according to school officials.
In partnership with Easton-Bell Sports, Bike to School Day will be celebrated in hundreds of communities across the United States as part of National Bike Month. All events will focus on promoting biking to school as a safe and fun method of transportation, while highlighting important bike safety information, like wearing a helmet.
“Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 88 percent,” said Jennifer Tuley, RN Safe Kids Gibson County. “However, many children simply do not wear them. We have a simple saying, ‘Use your head. Wear a helmet.’”
School officials ask that individuals traveling in the area of Francisco Elementary (and all schools) be extra cautious to children biking to school.