Prestwood Elementary School in Sonoma got two new bike racks installed on campus in part because of their massive turnout for last fall’s Walk and Roll to School Day.

Credit goes to Marmot Mountain, whose employees won the regional Team Bike Challenge as part of last spring’s Bike to Work Day. Their prize? Two new bike racks.

The Marmot team selected Prestwood because of that school’s enthusiastic participation in the annual Walk and Roll to School Day activities.

The racks were installed Jan. 26, according to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and Safe Routes to Schools folks.

About two-thirds of Prestwood’s students participated in Walk and Roll to School Day last fall and Prestwood Safe Routes to Schools team leader Matt Lage said more two-wheeled events are planned.

“We are excited to have been chosen for this donation and want to thank Marmot and Peak Racks for their generosity,” Lage said in a statement. “Weather permitting, we have a large contingent of bike riders. Oftentimes our bike racks are full and bikes are leaning against the classroom walls. These racks are well constructed and will serve the kids of Prestwood School for years to come.”

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