CROWN POINT | Timothy Ball Elementary School participated its first annual Bike to School Day on May 7. The event was sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. There are currently 39 schools in Indiana and 1,397 schools in the nation participating.
Timothy Ball Elementary School has participated in Walk to School Day each year in the fall for the last 7 years.
Students in grades 4 and 5 that participated rode to school from two designated launch areas: the Crown Point Bike Trail and the Crown Point Cal Ripken Fields. Students, teachers, parents, along with police officers and firefighters from City of Crown Point also participated.
Timothy Ball Elementary School strives to ensure that all students become Fit For Life by developing academic, physical, and social fitness. Ride to School Day will provide our school and community another opportunity to celebrate this effort each year. Timothy Ball Elementary School will expand participation to more grades in the future and utilize the improved Crown Point Bike Trail Head when it is completed.
Timothy Ball was selected to receive 10 free bicycles and 20 helmets from Schwinn in the Helmets on Heads Bikeshare Giveaway. The bikes and helmets will be used to launch a new program for students at Timothy Ball promoting literacy, safe riding, and a healthy lifestyle.