Bike to School - Thoreau School Concord

Thoreau School friends - this coming FRIDAY, May 5th is our Bike-Walk-Roll to School Day event!! We're looking to encourage all students, faculty and staff to find a mode of transportation to and from school, other than a car or bus, that suits them best. 
For those of us who live north of Rt 2 along Barrett's Mill and Lowell Road here's one option for you:  
First Class Passenger Route:
The Concord Police Department and Officer Ron Holsinger in particular, have been very supportive and will be present at all major road crossings. Having a "police escort" for portions of the ride is the highlight for many of the students!
We'll start at the Middlesex School bus stop and pick up all friends along Lowell Road/ Barretts Mill Road and the adjoining neighborhoods that want to join us.
Timing:  the BikeTrain Departs the Middlesex School (bus stop at the fields between the two main gates) by 8:00 am.  Train Stops at Barretts Mill Road at 8:15; College Rd by 8:22, Arrival at Thoreau School by 8:40 a.m.
The 5.4 mile route will take us approximately 40 minutes. The kids will have a great time commuting to/from school as part of our huge "BikeTrain".
We will then reverse the route at dismissal
Please spread the word to all Thoreau families!!! 
- Helmets please
- We always need adult help - please join us if you wish. If you're not available to volunteer and ride, and trust us with your child, we are happy to have them join the train.
- Please send a note for dismissal via bike to the Thoreau School.
- Fingers crossed for a cooperative weather forecast. Regardless...Gloves for the morning make for a much more enjoyable ride!!  
Remember - this is not a race ... more of a parade. Let's keep things safe and have fun!
Should your child want to ride and arrive at school by bike, but the distance is too much - fear not!  Throw the bikes in/on your car and we've designated a "bike train" to leave from the parking lot of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail lot at Commonwealth  Ave by 8:30. The ride is a safe 1 mile ride most any rider can feel confident about.
Or jump aboard our BikeTrain as we roll by the Paparazzi parking lot at Elm Street.
Please let me (Geoff McCarthy) [email protected] know if you have any questions or concerns.
Come out and play bikes on Friday!!
May 05, 2023 at 8:00am - 9am
Thoreau School BikeTrain from the Middlesex School to West Concord Village!
Lowell Road (Middlesex School Bus Stop)
Concord, MA 01742
United States
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