To all our HAP tour followers, the schools that we visited, and the new friends that we made along our journey in the Central Valley, we want to encourage everyone to participate in International Walk to School day. This day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. Keep it simple, fun, and safe! You can even park a mile away from the school and walk in. Please be safe crossing those streets, or bike riding to school with a helmet on (of course). It’s an amazing thing to be apart of and be sure to check the news media to see other participants in other schools or countries.
Walking or biking to school is a great way to start the day and be active! Hope everyone is able to participate, be safe, and enjoy the walk or ride!
One last group picture with all the ladies! Thanks to all the organizations that supported HAP tour and thanks to all the fantastic schools we visited!
Be on the lookout later today for one last blog entry from our one and only tour leader, Jeanie…
We rode the streets of Fresno, listen to music, saw the needs for bikers and walkers firsthand while riding. Then four bikes were given away to local kids and infrastructure concerns were addressed post the Cumbia ride with the community. I think it’s safe to say that small change can happen just takes time and initiation.
Check out Damien on his new bike!
Fresno County bicycle coalition, Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, HAP, and shifting gears are all organizations coming together to improve and share ideas for the Fresno area for biking and walking. We are really hearing the local
voices of Fresno and happy to be here as support!
Thanks to warm showers we had another great night at our hosts house! And we got to sleep in today…we are headed off to the park for the Cumbia ride!
Look at sweet Victoria getting ready to go!
Wow! We had another great group of kids!!! Their energy and excitement was amazing to see…it’s pretty cool sharing the importance of safety and be active on the daily!
It’s a hot day but the kids and faculty were all waiting for our arrival with music and high energy!