Students Participate in Dogwood Elementary’s Bike to School Day

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More than 115 students participated in the school’s first Bike to Dogwood event. The event, coordinated by Brad Colhour, physical education teacher, aimed to help promote biking as a way for students to increase their physical activity.  

“Cycling is a lifetime physical activity that can be enjoyed in many different ways, by all types of fitness levels and by all age groups.” said Colhour. “Cycling brings the joy of movement back in our lives that sometimes is missing.”

Additionally, school leimg_1717adership wanted to generate awareness that students are not allowed to ride or walk to Dogwood due to the safety of the roads around the school. The goal is to create a safe route in the future that will allow for students to travel to and from school. With one-fourth of the school’s population taking part in the event, they feel they have certainly reached these goals.

“I am excited about the outcome. We will continue to make this an annual event and are looking into adding a date during the spring to make it a semi-annual event due to the participation level that we achieved.” Colhour stated. “It was great to see that many students stretched out in front of the school that morning.”

The Dogwood staff extended their thanks to parents, Kearney Police Department, Kearney School District Resource Officer, Adam Kirkland and the teachers for all the support they provided to help make this a successful first year.

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