Bike to School Day, Wednesday May 9th!

Bike to School Day Update
Posted on 05/02/2018
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Thank you Hutchings families and volunteers for supporting our Bike to School event! Although, we didn't win the contest, we did have 140 bicyclists participate; which is tremendous considering our school location! Thank you, again! Happy fun and safe biking this summer!

Dear Hutchings Families,

As some of you may know, for the last few years we have participated in the National Ride Your Bike to School event. We will be participating again this year for the 7thyear in a row! The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. We have lost the last few years, however, our first year we actually won by one bike! This year should be even more exciting! This is a fun event for the children and parents to participate in, however, as always the safety of everyone participating is our first concern.

Some quick facts about the event:

* This is not a Hutchings/Howell Public Schools sponsored event.

* This event is open to EVERYONE!!! Obviously, Hutchings students do not normally ride to school; as such we have set up a meeting location (you are welcome to ride from where ever, we just want to invite as many people to participate as possible).

Please arrive at the Hidden Creek pool-house parking lot (1400 Callaway Court) by 8:05 am with the plan to leave at 8:15 am. There will be parents driving from the pool house; they will be able to transport backpacks for the riders. (Due to the bridge being under construction, we will not be meeting at the Hickory Hills location.)L

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department will assist the bikers.

* The Howell Parks and Recreation Department will be at the school around 8:25-8:30 am to count the bikes. They count the bikes at each school; whoever has the most bikes wins! Every bike counts!J

Once the bikes have been counted, you can load it up and bring it home. If you can’t move it right away, the school cannot accept responsibility for any bikes. We will assist anyone in transporting bikes home; please don’t let that hold you back from participating.

* If your child is participating without you; you MUST have an adult who is participating in the event accept responsibility for your child.

* This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about bike safety: Helmets save lives! Please have your child wear a bike helmet.

* Once we get to the school we are going to meet at the soccer fields. There is NO parking allowed on the drive/road; please park in the parking lot.The buses and normal drop off traffic need to be able to move through the parking lot without interruption.

We will walk into school as a group so we can escort the students through the parking lot (on the sidewalk).

* Remember, this event is open to EVERYONE!!! We simply picked a location that provided a short, safe ride to our school. Please help us continue this fun Hutchings tradition!​​​​​​​

* If you are able to help out – please contact Tim Horvath at 734.231.4299 Feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns.