The 2016 Seward Picnic and Bike Rodeo is a wrap! Thanks to all the families that attended on May 20, 2016 and all the parents who donated their time to make sure this event went as well as it did. The weather was perfect, and the street closure provided the perfect amount of space for the sea of bikes, dining, and smoothie making!
The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting for our new bike fleet. This is a very exciting development! Seward Montessori students will now have the opportunity to take biking field trips on a more frequent basis. (The district bicycle fleet was only available to us once in the fall and once in the spring.)
Freewheel Bike provided bike check-ups while Rodeo Headquarters helped students get ready for the bicycle safety course and let them check out a loaner bike if they needed one.
A special shout out to Seward Montessori’s Health specialist Jody Volk and E2 teacher Lisa Herr, who have been instrumental in helping to incorporate the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum at Seward. Look for more updates this coming fall.
There are many links in the chain that keeps Seward Montessori’s biking initiatives moving forward. Special thanks to Allina Health, Action for Healthy Kids, AAA (the American Automobile Association), Freewheel Bike, the Birchwood Café, MNDOT (the Minnesota Department of Transportation), Minneapolis Public Schools, and our amazing Seward Montessori community!