Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Honey Hut supports Bike To School with sweet treats for students

Today at 2:45 p.m., over 500 Bay Middle School who biked to school on this dreary spring day will be celebrated for their two-wheeled accomplishment with free ice cream provided by Honey Hut Ice Cream, a sponsor of Bike To School Challenge.

Last week, Honey Hut’s Bee-Mobile served up ice cream to the student-bicyclists at Bay High School (above) and Rocky River Middle School, and today it's Bay Middle School's turn.
BMS students average a 4-mile round-trip to school, which on a bicycle burns almost 200 calories and saves 15 pounds of pollutants from the air. That means today alone,  when approximately 500 Bay Middle School students biked to school, they as a group burned approximately 100,000 calories, biked 2,000 miles, and saved 7,500 pounds of pollutants -- all well-deserving of a dish of delicious locally-made ice cream!

Honey Hut owner Bruce Page (pictured below at right, with Bay High School Assistant Principal Jason Martin) wants to reward students for bicycling and help fuel their bike-to-school efforts.

Bike To School Challenge sponsored by Century Cycles, which coincides with National Bike Month in May and Cleveland Bicycle Week on May 16-23, is a three-week program that began on May 9 and runs through May 27 at Bay High School, Bay Middle School and Rocky River Middle School. Students commit to ride their bicycles to school to help the environment, improve their health and beat high gas prices – plus win great prizes and have fun. Last Monday, May 9, 1,001 students bicycled to the three schools on BTS Challenge’s first day and the students achieved 4,624 combined round-trips to school via bicycle during the first week.

Century Cycles, Chipotle, Honey Hut, Bay Lanes, and national bicycle manufacturer Raleigh Bicycles are corporate sponsors. In Bay Village, the Bay Village Kiwanis, Bay Schools Parent Teacher Student Association, Project Earth Environmental Club and the Bay Skate and Bike Park Foundation are also sponsors. In Rocky River, Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Rocky River PTA are also sponsors.

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