Despite foggy conditions and a looming threat of thunderstorms Wednesday, over 50 students with many more parents, a few teachers and lots of community volunteers, came to Thomas Harrison Middle School (THMS) to celebrate National Bike to School Day. We had great support from City Council members Charlie Chenault and Richard Baugh, Delegate Tony Wilt, Harrisonburg City School Board member Dany Flemming and Superintendent Dr. Kizner, Central Shenandoah Valley Safe Kids Coalition, Jeremiah Bishop, Shenandoah Bicycle Company and last but not least: SVBC (by way of Thanh Dang, Thomas Jenkins and Carl Droms)! Thank you to everyone who came out.
Want to be involved? Thomas Harrison Middle School did a great job of setting a precedent for other schools. Let’s get more schools on board next year. Call/email Becky Johnston, RMH Community Health, at (540) 564-7388, [email protected] Thanks!
Volunteers included State Delegate Tony Wilt, City Council Members Richard Baugh and Charles Chenault, Pro cyclist Jeremiah Bishop, Superintendent of Harrisonburg City Schools Dr. Kizner, School Board member Dany Flemming, SVBC members Thanh Dang, Carl Droms and Thomas Jenkins, Shenandoah Bicycle Company, the Central Shenandoah Valley Safe Kids Coalition, HPD, Harrisonburg Fire Department, many parents and teachers including Alicia Berry, Margot Zahner and PE teacher Erin Koslow.
Trent Wagler and his daughter Maya ride to school
Just some of the many bikes lined up at Thomas Harrison Middle School Wednesday
- Thomas Jenkins and THMS teacher Jon DeVier-Scott pump tires at Bike to School Day
Harrisonburg City Schools Superintendent talks with our friend Jeremiah Bishop
Virginia Delegate Tony Wilt came out to support Bike to School Day
Folks stand around and mingle after the kids go in to school!