RYE, N.H. (June 20, 2014) – Will Hindle is ready for a break.
The New Hampshire elementary fifth-grader pledged to ride his bike to class for the entire school year, and he made good on his promise, completing his final trip to Rye Elementary School.
It started on the first day of school when Will met with his teacher to pick a goal for the year. He decided to ride his bike to school, which is a little over a half-mile away from his house.
His mother offered him a ride on days when the winter weather was bad, but she says he was determined to stick to his pledge despite rain, sleet and snow.
“He never hesitated. I still asked in the morning, and he said, ‘No, I want to ride,’ and some days, he had scarves and things up to here, I think; one day, maybe we had goggles out,” said Taylor Hindle, Will’s mother.
Now that school’s out for the summer, Will says he’s going to put down the kickstand and rest for a bit.