Annual Bike to School and Work Day returns to Park City |

Annual Bike to School and Work Day returns to Park City

Students and workers will be cruising in style Friday morning.

Basin Recreation and Park City Municipal are kicking off the summer with Bike to School and Work Day. The event is designed to remind people they don’t always have to drive their morning commutes — peddling works, too.

"We’re trying to highlight the various opportunities for using alternative transportation," said Stu Johnson, project coordinator over trails and open space for City Hall. "It’s so easy to get in a car, so it’s about recognizing that there are a lot of other ways to get around."

Schools participating in the annual event are: Jeremy Ranch Elementary School, McPolin Elementary School, Parley’s Park Elementary School and Trailside Elementary School. Johnson said students in the basin can ride from their homes to school.

However, there will be police escorts for McPolin Elementary students at 7:30 a.m. The escorts begin at: the Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center, near the Aspen Villa Apartments at 1847 Kearns Blvd. and near the intersection of Sidewinder Drive and Comstock Drive.

Police officers will be teaching the students how to ride safely and be aware of traffic.

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"This is the time of the year kids start to get on their bikes and ride all summer," Johnson said. "We really want to make sure they do that as safely as possible."

Workers participating can begin their rides at one of three starting stations. The stations are located at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, Squatters Roadhouse Grill and Pub at 1900 Park Ave. and the sports complex at Quinn’s Junction.

Tables with giveaways, including the chance to win membership passes to the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse and the Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center, will be located at the schools and each starting point.

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