SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Albert Einstein Academies (AEA), the first public charter schools in San Diego with a K-8 International Baccalaureate continuum, are inviting all students and parents to join the South Park Bike Train Ride with Mayor Bob Filner on Earth Day next Monday, April 22. This is the first of a series of bike rides leading up to the Mayor's CicloSDias event on August 11, 2013 in support of a livable, walkable and bikeable San Diego.
Mayor Filner, AEA students and parents will meet at Madeleine's Café at 2248 30th Street in South Park at 7:30 a.m. on April 22 for coffee, conversation and photos before the eight-block ride down Dale to the AEA campus at 8:00 a.m.
"The South Park Bike Train Ride with Albert Einstein Academies students and parents is the perfect opportunity for us to build support within the community to promote healthy living in San Diego," said Mayor Filner. "Our goal is to build an entire bike infrastructure in San Diego where community members can go from any point A to any point B in the city by bicycle."
CicloSDias, which translates to English as "bike path," was coined in Bogotá, Colombia, a city that began experimenting with its Ciclovia initiative in 1974 as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. CicloSDias San Diego is modeled after similar car-free events held in cities around the world, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As of 2012, 80 Open Streets initiatives are held regularly in North America. CicloSDias connects communities and gives people a break from the stress of car traffic. CicloSDias San Diego will bring families outside of their homes to enjoy car-free streets.
"Biking with Mayor Filner to school gives our students an opportunity to rally around the CicloSDias cause," said Jeannette Vaughn, principal at Albert Einstein Academy Charter Elementary School (AEACES). "In addition to meeting with the Mayor, they get to be a part of an important initiative that celebrates exercise, quality of living and helps reduce our carbon footprint in San Diego."
About Albert Einstein Academies
Albert Einstein Academies (AEA), the first authorized public charter schools with a K-8 International Baccalaureate continuum in San Diego, educate children to thrive and contribute as active thinkers in the world. AEA nurtures, cultivates and inspires multilingual, critical thinkers who are well-rounded, responsible, global citizens uniquely prepared to thrive, lead and create positive change in the 21st century. The elementary school has the only German immersion program in San Diego County, and Einstein Middle continues foreign language learning through German and Spanish courses and exchange programs. For more information, visit the middle school at www.aeacms.org, the elementary school at www.aeaces.org or follow the middle school on Twitter at @einsteinmiddle.