Bike Riding is Fourth ‘R’ at Mountlake Terrace Elementary

Bike riding is fourth ‘R’ at Mountlake Terrace Elementary. MLT News – May 1, 2013

For Principal Doug Johnson and the staff of Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, teaching the three R’s is just the start – the school also puts a strong push for education in a fourth “R”: riding.

Bicycle education has been a part of the school’s physical education program for four years, ever since the Edmonds School District partnered with the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group to teach bicycle safety in district schools. While the elementary-age students learn about safe riding techniques and responsibilities, Johnson hopes the students also gain a lasting enthusiasm for the sport.

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