National Ride2School Day

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby Daicos Mullets » Thu 03 Mar 2016, 11:24 am

I'll be riding with my preppie tomorrow, he's very keen to do it.

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby Marx » Thu 03 Mar 2016, 1:52 pm

My 6yr old isn't too fussed 'bout riding a bike to school when I asked him about it earlier this morning, he alternates between walking/scooter usually, while I push the pram with my petulant 3yr old in a 5-point saftey harness (for the saftey of the wider community) . Our route to school has mostly sloping,narrow or cambered footpaths with a fair amount of peds on it at that time which makes riding bikes (slowly) really awkward. So frustrating that it's sort of frowned upon having kids use *roads to ride their bikes around. My 3yr old enjoys 'ramming' with his wishbone runbike, which doesn't go down well with strangers.

I'll take 'em out tonight on wheels to gauge their enthusiasm.

*Whenever we ride off somewhere with our 6yr old, I just tell him to hit the roads & hang in the bike lane with me riding just behind him. Me towing a Croozer trailer with my 3yr old on footpaths is just not an option most of the time. Of course we go the long way 'round to dodge busy roads & using the bikes allows such flexibility when it come to routes we can use.
Just a bike & a place to ride.

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Thu 03 Mar 2016, 2:47 pm

Ride. Walk. Scoot. Skate Part way is OK.
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These have been a part of National Ride2School Day from the get go. So yeah... think of it as 'National Avoid-the-Car day'. ;)

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Fri 04 Mar 2016, 9:42 am

Beyond chockers. Around the corner. Up the path. HEAPS!
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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby Summernight » Fri 04 Mar 2016, 10:41 am

Lots of kids riding their bikes this morning on the path. There is usually only one regular school kid who rides that I see, but today there were 10-15. Good to see. :)

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby Daicos Mullets » Sun 06 Mar 2016, 5:53 pm

After the school pick up we rode to the pool and had a BBQ at the playground. A very enjoyable Friday evening. It was getting dark by the time we headed home, so he felt very grown up riding in the dark with lights on.

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Fri 17 Feb 2017, 5:40 pm

2017 resources are up, should you want to stick it in your school's newsletter (as I did).
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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby Canuck » Fri 24 Feb 2017, 2:41 pm

^ Ithought March 17th was traditionally more of a 'ride to the pub' day......

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby cp123 » Fri 03 Mar 2017, 12:42 pm

well, it's certainly a ride HOME from the pub day.... :twisted:

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Fri 10 Mar 2017, 6:13 pm

The past few years I've been doing the spruik at the local Primary School assembly, aided and abetted by one, and then both of my daughters. This was relatively easy for me with my work hours and assembly being first-thing on a Monday morning.

This year, they moved assembly to last thing of a Friday afternoon.

And so, Thing1 (11yo) and Thing2 (8yo) did the talk this afternoon. Exceedingly well, from all reports. #prouddad #superceded

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10:51 am

This Friday.
And today.
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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby vitellan » Mon 18 Mar 2019, 3:35 pm

Thousands of kids wagged school for the environment last week.
Left there placards and whatnot littering the streets.
Will any of them actually do something like ride or walk to school on Friday?
I doubt it very much.
Appearing to do something useful is always so much easier than actually doing something useful.
Looks better on social media as well

Just ask any politician

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Sun 24 Mar 2019, 4:14 pm

vitellan wrote:Will any of them actually do something like ride or walk to school on Friday?
I doubt it very much.


This one at least once a week (as per above). We contrived it so that she could ride this Friday. It was the first year ever she hadn't been at the gate handing out stickers.
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This one every day.
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And yes, they both protested on that Friday. It's their world for longer than it will be mine.

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby baudman » Fri 19 Mar 2021, 8:46 am

Both of my two, every day, ride to school together, now Thing2 is in HIGH school.

And it is their preferred way of getting there (although teenagerisms can sometimes deflect that a little) ;)

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Re: National Ride2School Day

Postby Mike.Ayling » Fri 19 Mar 2021, 10:52 am

I saw three students from the local catholic primary school on their bikes about 8.30 yesterday, either a practice run or a day early. I did not get up in time today to notice any RTS participants.

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