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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2017

Maharishi School Bike Fest Oct. 6

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Sep 25, 2017

It’s that time of year when Maharishi School students put their endurance to the test.

The school has organized Bike Fest 2017 to raise money for the school’s general fund and to pay for student scholarships. All boarding and day students in grades 1-12, plus the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes, will participate in this event on Oct. 6.

The young students will ride their tricycles around the turnaround loop in front of the school. Lower and middle school students have the option to walk or bike a portion of the Fairfield Loop Trail, and the upper school students will challenge themselves to bike the entire 15.9-mile loop trail.

Students in the lower grades and in grades four through six will take off between 9:45-10 a.m. The seventh- through 12th-graders will leave the school around 12:45 p.m. The school’s administrative director of development and administration Celeste Siemsen said some of the students might do half the loop, but she hopes a good number will do the whole thing.

“It’s such a fun event because it gives the kids an opportunity to be outside,” she said. “The community supports the kids by riding alongside them and donating snacks. We see tremendous support in the number of pledges and sponsors for the event. It always blows us away how generous the community is in supporting the kids and the school.”

Water and snack stations will be staffed by volunteers. The school welcomes members of the public who wish to donate drinks, snacks or their time that day.

Every student will bring home a packet explaining the event with materials for fundraising.

The class with the most donations accumulated will earn a special prize, and tickets for individual donations qualify students to enter a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses.

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