Sisson and Mount Shasta Elementary School students, staff, and parents participated in National Bike to School Day Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017. They met at Seven Suns and biked to school together.

This is the fifth year Mount Shasta Elementary School District schools have participated in the event. The first National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month.

More than 2,500 schools in 49 states registered events this year on the official Bike to School Day website:

The day is designed “to celebrate safe, active transportation and, where needed, to bring attention to necessary changes so more people can safely bicycle to more places,” according to information posted on the website.