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Ride this way: Schools to participate in Walk or Bike to School Day Wednesday

Kids head home from school last fall. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia file photo

SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY — Get ready for an influx of bikers and walkers on their way to school Wednesday, May 9.

With the warmer weather, so comes warm weather school activities such as Walk or Bike to School Day. South Washington County Schools is encouraging elementary students to get active by taking walking and bike paths to school.

Grey Cloud, Pullman, Red Rock, Royal Oaks and Middleton Elementary schools are all taking part.

Parents and teachers are welcome to participate in the events with their kids.

Drivers are asked to keep an extra eye out before and after school May 9 for the pedestrians and cyclists.

Volunteers and public safety officials will be around the area of the elementary schools to help keep students safe on their way to and from school that day.