Ocean City Healthy Living Advisory Council (OCHLAC) is once again sponsoring the Riding School Bus (RSB). This event kicks off with an assembly Friday, May 19th at 11:30 am in the Intermediate School. At that time, the 4th & 5th graders will be introduced to the RSB and encouraged to participate the next week. We usually do a ‘melon drop’ to demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet. This year, Pete Madden is going to help us with this demonstration.
On Monday, May 22nd through the 26th we ask students to meet either at First St. & Boardwalk or 34th St. & Haven Ave. parking lot at 7:10 am on their bikes. Accompanied by OCHLAC members, community police, volunteers and “Surprise Teachers” they will ride along to the Intermediate School with the “Riding School Bus”. Return trips depart 10 minutes after dismissal time.
There will be an assembly Friday, May 26 for all participants. At that time, the winner of the t-shirt contest will be announced and every student given a t-shirt. Names will be drawn from the students that ride for a chance to win a bike donated by the OCPD and OCFD.
This year is extra exciting because the program is expecting a filmmaker from the NJ DOT to film this years’ ride to show other NJ communities our program and encourage them to do the same. It is great to see Ocean City being showcased for blazing new trails in bike safety.