Fifth annual Bike to School Day is Wednesday

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DENVER -- The streets around local schools might have a different look Wednesday with more foot and bicycle traffic.

Thousands of children across the state will participate in the fifth annual Bike to School Day.

Students, parents and teachers will be riding or walking to school, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is warning drivers of the extra foot and bicycle traffic.

“This year’s participation in Bike to School Day is as exciting as ever,” CDOT Safe Routes to School program manager Leslie Feuerborn said.  “The excitement and support for events across Colorado from Durango to Idalia and from DeBeque to Campo and all along the Front Range is inspiring, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how many communities and families are coming together to promote safe biking to school on this one day.”

Bike to School Day builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is held in October. For additional information, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School.