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National Walk and Bike to School Day defies rain

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Despite the rainfall, some students stuck it out for National Walk and Bike to School Day.

At John Adams Middle School, the Rochester Police Department’s bike patrol unit came to give safety reminders and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Snacks and games were available for participants this morning.

Kids were also reminded to be aware of slippery surfaces and obscured vision while biking on rainy days.

“We strongly feel it’s just a great thing to do because as a culture we’ve become less active in some cases,” Said David Kinneberg, a P.E. teacher at John Adams Middle School. He added that the Rochester PD Bike Patrol was there to do helmet checks for safety.

The goal of the day is to encourage all forms of active transportation to school.

Rochester has over 300 miles of bike trails all over the city.

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