Thomas Harrison Kids, Parents Make Cycling A School Day Habit

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Posted: October 6, 2012

A group of Thomas Harrison Middle School students bikes home from school on Friday afternoon. About a year ago, parents in the west-side city neighborhood near the school organized the group as a way to help their children incorporate exercise into their day. Now, 10 parents take turns acting as chaperones for the kids, who ride to and from Thomas Harrison most every school day. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Erika Metzler Sawin (center) rides home with Thomas Harrison Middle School sixth-graders Sam Schaeffer, 11, and Sam Heie, 11, after school on Friday. Sawin is one of 10 parents who take turns riding with a group of students that bike to school.
HARRISONBURG — Ana Hart rolls into her front yard about the same time the bus she would ride rolls past it.

And she has the farthest to ride compared to the nine other kids in her “cycling pool,”…

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