BAY VILLAGE -- Century Cycles and Bay High School are teaming up to encourage BHS students to ride their bikes to school during Bike to School Month.
The event, which runs from April 28 - May 23, is co-sponsored by Century Cycles and the Project Earth environmental club at BHS.
Bike To School Month educates students on the environmental and health benefits of riding a bike instead of driving a car to school, and rewards them with prizes for each week that they choose to ride their bikes.
A kick-off celebration is planned for 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28, the first day of Bike To School Month.
According to the League of American Bicyclists, a four-mile round trip on a bike keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air.
Recent studies have also found that biking or walking to school can help young people with weight control, reduce their risk of diabetes, and improve their academic performance.