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Hundreds took part in the Wednesday event observing National Bike to School Day

COURTESY OF CITY OF TIGARD: RUDY OWENS - Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine attended Durham Elementary School activities, walking with a group along Southwest Durham Road. Hundreds of Tigard school children and their parents celebrated National Bike to School Day on Wednesday when they biked, rolled and strolled to all eight of Tigard-area elementary and middle schools, all part of Tigard's Safe Routes to School program.

Both Durham Elementary School Principal Rhett Boudreau and physical education instructor Bettina Megowan lead students by foot to school.

COURTESY OF CITY OF TIGARD: RUDY OWENS - Tigard school children participated in National Bike to School Day at Durham Elementary School Wednesday, sponsored by Tigards Safe Routes to School program.At the same time, Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine attended Durham Elementary School activities, walking with a group along Southwest Durham Road. The Tigard Police Department supported most of the biking and walking events with officers at the schools since the department is an active participant in all Safe Routes to Schools activities.

The Safe Routes to School program is grant-funded through a partnership with Metro and the Federal Transit Administration.

COURTESY OF CITY OF TIGARD: RUDY OWENS - Weather held out for National Bike to School Day observed Wednesday at all eight Tigard elementary and middle schools.

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