Two Portland public schools - Lyseth Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School - have received mini-grants to support walk and bike to school activities. The grants come from the federally funded Maine Safe Routes to School program just in time for May Bike & Walk to School Month.
Lyseth will hold a Bike Rodeo on April 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Lyseth Parent Teacher Association, the Safe Routes to School program and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.
Lyseth also will participate in Bike to School Day on May 8. The Lyseth PTA will provide matching funds to cover the cost of a bike rack for the school, with additional funds from the mini-grant.