Indianapolis, Ind. - Keep your eyes peeled for kids walking and biking to and from school Thursday. Bike to School Day was Wednesday, but many schools postponed the event because of rainy weather.
Mayor Joe Hogsett rode his bike on the Monon from 71st street to 16th Street Thursday morning, meeting up with a group of students from IPS Center for Inquiry #27 in the Herron Morton neighborhood. Then they all rode together to the school.
"Biking to school is very important because you get that physical activity first thing in the morning and studies show that physical activity first thing in the morning helps improve academics and helps improve children’s behavior at school," said Allan Henderson, Safe Routes to School Program Manager.
Henderson says not many schools are accessible for walkers and bicyclists because there aren't sidewalks, crosswalks or crossing guards. But a lot of districts are trying to change that because when kids can bike or walk to school, it creates a healthier community and builds responsibility and friendships.