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Walk & Bike Challenge comes to my neighborhood (guest post)


This post comes from guest SR2S blogger Timo Forsberg,
who leads the Portland By Cycle rides for Transportation Options.

The joys of Spring!  Tulips blooming, trees blossoming, and the days are warming.  These are some of the things I notice on my daily trip from the Roseway neighborhood to work downtown.

I've also been seeing kids running (o.k, some were walking) around the school block for the past few months - hardy  souls during those chilly, rainy days of February and March.  Recently I've also seen more and more students biking to school as I bike toward work. 

One other thing I noticed the other morning that made sense of all this activity was a sign over the doors of Roseway Heights School.

Of course! May is coming - it's Walk & Bike Challenge Month. 

I'm glad to see that my neighborhood is bringing a strong presence to the upcoming Challenge.  I heard from Michelle Zobeck, one of the parent volunteers on the Walk Bike & Run Challenge committee, that Roseway Heights had earned the Golden Sneaker award previously and they've got their sights set on snagging another one this year.

So while my job is to encourage everyone, big & small, young and old, from all parts of the city, to walk, bike, and roll I have to say I'm especially proud of my neighborhood school.  Good luck to them, and to all the schools around Portland - may you step up to the Challenge proudly!