Friday, May 18, 2012

CLK Elementary students celebrate Safe Biking-Healthy Kids Day May 18

Abigail Harris-Berryman rides her bike to CLK Elementary in Calumet despite some wet weather this morning, Friday, May 18. CLK Elementary is participating in Bike2Work Day today with their own Pedal Power Safe Biking - Healthy Kids Day -- learning about bikes and healthy food. (Photo © and courtesy Crissy Gerhart)

CALUMET -- While older residents celebrate Bike2Work Day in the Copper Country, CLK Elementary School in Calumet is holding a special Pedal Power Safe Biking - Healthy Kids Day today, celebrating the final leg of Sara Salo’s 5,000+ mile bicycle tour promoting healthy foods and cycling for both transportation and recreation.

Sara Salo, founder and executive director of the School Food Bicycle Tour, with her bicycle, appeared Thursday night, May 17, at Michigan Tech, to lead a discussion on a film about food as a local and global issue -- part of the Green Film Series. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Salo, a Houghton High School graduate, is the founder and executive director of the School Food Bicycle Tour with the goal of empowering students, schools, and communities to advocate for equitable access to wholesome food. She just completed her solo ride at CLK, and is helping launch a school-wide celebration of safe and healthy recreation and foods.

The CLK Elementary event is a project of the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative in cooperation with the Western UP Health Department’s Safe Routes to School Program and the School Food Bicycle Tour. Volunteers from Michigan Tech’s Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Departments, Cross Country Sports, Keweenaw Adventure Company, Copper Island Printing, Copper Harbor Trails Club, and the Western UP Health Department have given their time to support student learning and healthy activities at CLK!

Editor's Note: Watch for more photos, coming soon ...

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