SEATTLE - Hundreds of students rode their bikes to school Wednesday for National Bike to School Day.
Riders started at the Top Pot Doughnuts in Wedgwood and ended at Bryant Elementary School.
Students were accompanied by family members and public officials during the ride. Seattle Public Schools superintendent José Banda also rode his bike to the elementary school.
"Biking to school addresses two issues that the school district faces: students' well-being as it relates to academic achievement and transportation costs," said Banda. "Studies show that students who get regular exercise are more attentive in class and reach higher achievement levels. More students biking to school means lower transportation costs, which translates into more funds for our classrooms. Ultimately, supporting bicycling will help us find happier, healthier, more focused students at their desks."
The month of May is recognized as Bike to School Month.