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Kids taking the healthy way to school for National Walk or Bike to School Day

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School kids across the Tri-State used pedal power Wednesday morning for National Bike or Walk to School Day.

Daniel Wertz Elementary was just one of several participating schools.

Teachers there waited for kids at the corner of Nolan and Hathaway Avenue, not far away from the school.

From that corner they met with students and walked to class, but the event is not just for kids.

A couple dozen teachers at Caze Elementary rode their bikes to school.

At Francisco Elementary in Gibson County, at least 75 children rode in on their bikes.

The purpose is to set one day aside to promote organizing bike rides and walking to school instead of using motor powered transportation.

Teachers use the day to teach kids the importance of bike safety and the proper way to wear bike helmets. 

More kids ages 5-14 come to the Emergency Room with bicycle related injuries than any other sport. Incidents increase during the summer months.

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