Riverside County students to join ‘International Walk to School Day’

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Elementary and middle school students throughout Riverside County will forgo riding to school Wednesday in recognition of "International Walk to School Day'' -- part of an effort to promote youth exercise and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Thousands of youths from more than 80 schools are expected to take part in the annual event, during which parents, teachers and community-based volunteers form "walking school buses'' to shepherd children to their campuses, according to the Riverside University Health System, one of the agencies organizing the outing. The walks will generally begin about 7 a.m. "This is just one day, but we are hopeful the community will see the benefits of walking and biking to school and make it an everyday habit,'' said Kim Saruwatari, RUHS Pu
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