JACKSONVILLE – On Wednesday, May 4, the Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off a celebration of Bike to School Day presented by Alert Today Florida at Hendricks Elementary with a program designed to promote bicycling safety and health benefits of cycling. National Bike to School Day occurs every year in the United States and this year it fell on May 4.
Jaxson de Ville, members of the ROAR of the Jaguars and Jaguars OL Ben Bartch met with kids at Hendricks to talk about the importance of safety when biking to school. Bartch and several cheerleaders also participated in a Q & A session led by Jaguars Senior Reporter and Editor J.P. Shadrick. The third-year offensive lineman shared several tips on how students can be safe on their commute to school every morning.
" We want to be safe. We want to make it home to our families and friends, Bartch said to more than 600 students in attendance. "That's what's cool, being smart and being safe."
Alert Today Florida and the Jaguars partner yearly on a variety of initiatives to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. In addition to celebrations of both Walk and Bike to School Days, Alert Today supports game day bike valet for cyclists who ride to TIAA Bank Field as well as the longstanding Honor Rows program which hosts thousands of children at Jaguars games each season.
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