Today, we ventured out to Eldora to meet some Ragbrai riders and talk about safe routes to school and how important it is to our state.  People seemed to understand our message about the need for more funding for this program and instantly wanted to help.  Please help join the riders by texting heart to 69866 if you are concerned about bike paths and sidewalks in your area.  I know with having my daughter go to school for the first time this year, I am concerned and want my daughter safe as she travels to school.

I am sure I am not alone, as many other parents across Iowa gear up to send their kindergarteners to school for the first time.  Deep breaths, I keep telling myself it will all be ok…….What makes me feel reassured is the great work being done with walking school buses and bike rodeos that the Safe Routes to School program does throughout the state as our little kindergarteners walking to school.  For more information on the great work being done you can connect with the staff of the program at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Safe-Routes-to-School/239405756094810 or go to their website www.saferoutestoschool.org.

On our adventures, we snapped some random fun photos that capture some of the interesting sites along the route.  Tune in the rest of the week to see some more photos of riders and people we are meeting along the way.  As always, you can visit our newly renovated website www.healthieriowa.com to find out up to date information on our Safe Routes to School Campaign.

Long day, signing off……..

Stacy Frelund, MPP

Government Relations Director- Iowa