RideWise had a busy October, aka Walktober, delivering pedestrian and bicycle safety programs to students throughout Somerset County. From participating in the first annual Walk-A-Thon at Stony Brook school to forming new walking school buses in Bound Brook, RideWise and our community partners continued to help students learn how to travel safely to/from school.
At the beginning of the month, LaMonte and Lafayette schools in Bound Brook kicked off their first walking school bus to engage students and educate them on the benefits of walking to school. At the Somerville YMCA, students learned about bike safety for Safety Week. Students participated in an on-bike demonstration and perfected their bike skills along the way.
Later in the month, Middle Earth hosted two pedestrian safety programs at Smalley Elementary and Roosevelt schools. Students learned tips and tricks to stay safe, be seen, and have a fun Halloween. RideWise also participated in Stony Brook school’s first annual Walk-A-Thon in North Plainfield, a fundraiser for the PTA. The event was hugely successful, with mascots and North Plainfield Police joining the festivities. Each class learned about pedestrian safety from RideWise, and the benefits of exercise by walking to school.