Mikaela Peat, Grade 7 Student, Merritt
“My name is Mikaela Peat, I’m twelve years old in grade 7. My mom works for the City of Merritt, she told me that ‘Bike To Work Week‘ is coming up. So, I gathered up a bunch of kids in our neighbourhood, it ended up being a group of 12-13. We met in the morning and biked to Collettville Elementary School together. We would meet after school and ride back home together too.
On the third day biking to school, a police officer stopped our group to speak with us. He asked for the leader of the group, which was me. He told us that he appreciated all of us wearing our helmets. He then gave us all coupons or cards, to Tim Horton‘s. The group was thankful for that, and excited!
The entire week, the group managed to stick together and ride beside the sidewalks, but not on the road. They listened the majority of the time and we always managed to school safely. I had a helper my age help me in keeping us all together, and it worked out perfectly! I hope I can do something similar next bike to work week. Many thanks,”