Did you know that October is International Walk to School Month?
Join a group or drop of your kid(s). It's a great, good-for-the-planet way to start the day. Take a few extra minutes and connect with other Hawthorne families. It's more fun than driving, driving, driving and wondering why there aren't more parking spots closer to school, right?
Walk-to-school brigades will leave from Empire and Both Ways a little after 8 a.m. on the following Fridays: October 3, 17, 24 and 31. (No school on October 10, a teacher training day.)
If your kid(s) would like to bike to school, they're welcome — as long as you or another grown-up can ride with them.*
The folks with Cascade Bicycle Club, who helped us organize Hike and Bike Fridays in October and May during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years, advise that it's best for kiddos to wait until they're in 2nd grade before biking on streets — even when supervised by adults.