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NYC’s First Bike-to-School-Day Celebration

5:46 PM EDT on May 28, 2010

This morning, Brooklyn's MS 51 became the first school in the five boroughs to host a bike-to-school day. Students biked in two escorted rides, one starting in Sunset Park and the other in Carroll Gardens, with more riders joining each bike pool at pick-up spots along the way.

The students, parents, and educators at MS 51 pulled off the bike-to-school event with some help from the New York City Department of Transportation, Bike New York and Matthew Modine's Bicycle for a Day charity. To get ready for the ride, Bike New York held workshops to teach the students about bike safety and riding techniques. As principal Lenore Berner told us, maybe an event like this can help kids bike to school on other days, too.

(Editor's note: Enjoy the long weekend folks. We'll see you back here on Tuesday.)

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