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Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:22 am

Dunwoody has been on the move this past week. The first Wednesday of every month is Walk to School Day at Dunwoody elementary schools and the Dunwoody Sunday Cycle bike ride is the first Sunday of every month. Both events are an enjoyable way to enjoy the streets of Dunwoody from a different perspective and with great health benefits!

Last Wednesday, more than 1,500 elementary school students joined in with students around the globe for International Walk to School Day. Once again the sidewalks were filled with students and their parents enjoying a beautiful fall morning. Dunwoody Elementary celebrated the day with the Dunwoody High School pep band welcoming walkers at the entrance to the school as well as a local TV station covering the event.

Walk to School Day is an established event occurring once a month at most Dunwoody elementary schools. At Kingsley Elementary, every Wednesday is a “Walking Wednesday.” The premise of Walk to School days is to promote a healthier lifestyle and get kids moving before they sit in school. Studies have shown that just 10 minutes of exercise before school actually helps students focus better because their brains are more awake and ready to learn.

On Sunday, Dunwoody citizens once again took to the streets but this time on their bicycles. The Dunwoody Sunday Cycle is a new event on the first Sunday of every month. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. The ride leaves from Bruster’s at 3 p.m. after a briefing from the Dunwoody Police Department on bike safety and traffic rules. This past Sunday, approximately 40 riders joined in the fun on a sunny afternoon. There are now two routes; one is designed to give a shorter option to younger bike riders. For extra incentive to complete the 4.5 mile long ride, Village Burger offered $1 custards to all bike riders. Mark your calendars for the next Dunwoody Sunday Cycle on Nov. 4.

However you decide to move around Dunwoody, there are many options available to you.

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