Wednesday, May 9, 2012 was the first ever National Bike To School Day. Across the nation, schools, cities, bicycle groups, public health organizations and parents alike organized bike rides and bike trains to highlight and celebrate the benefits of cycling to school. It's great to see some South Florida schools take part in the event, hopefully next year more students and schools participate.

Drawing by student at Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center

Students from Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center ride to school via 16th Street on Miami Beach, one of the few roads with bike lanes on South Beach.

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Cattie

The BikeSafe program hosted an event at Hialeah Gardens Middle School which included a bike rodeo, helmet giveaways and much more. For more details check out the article CBS4 published about the event. There's also over 500 photos from the Hialeah Gardens Middle School event available here.

Photo courtesy of Derek Slagle

Don't forget National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18th!