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Northeast Ohio kicks off Bike to School Week with record turnout

Published May 7, 2013

ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — Some 1,183 students biked to school on Monday in Northeast Ohio. That set a daily record in the 6-year-old Bike to School Challenge. Monday's numbers were a third higher than on the first day of the weeklong challenge last year.

The challenge is held in the communities of Bay Village, Medina and Rocky River and is supported by local retailer Scott Cowan, owner of Century Cycles stores in Rocky River and Medina. 

“It is an awe-inspiring sight to see hundreds of bicycles parked in front of these schools. It sends a powerful message about the huge impact youth can have on the community with the simple act of riding a bike,” said Cowan. “Everyone involved with the program is just thrilled with the response on the first day and is excited for the coming weeks.” 

Organizers expect extra turnout Wednesday, which is National Biket to School Day.  

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