Students from A.I. Root and Claggett middle schools are invited to take part in the annual Bike to School Challenge, which lasts through May 16. For every day they ride to school, students gain tickets in a drawing to win prizes including two new Raleigh bicycles. Almost 100 students bikes to school Monday morning.
TOP: A.I. Root Middle School students, from left, Kyra Papp, Casey Coughlin and Ben Prock ride their bikes to school Monday morning on the first day of the challenge. RIGHT: A.I. Root eighth-graders, from left, Savanna Sowa, Sabrina Sowa, Elizabeth Judy and Crosbee Lisser pose for a photo outside the school after biking there.