Pedal to the pavement, Wednesday is national bike to school day!

Students from 22 Idaho schools celebrated by biking to school early Wednesday morning, and taking part in special school events.

Boise Police officers met up with students from Whitney Elementary School before school to celebrate at Shoshone Park.

The Boise Bicycle Project was also on hand to help students fix up their bikes. The Safe Routes to School Team offered helmet fittings for students without gear.

After all the bikes were tuned up, officers and students rode to school on the streets of Boise with a special police motorcade.

Boise Police Chief Bill Bones says he loves getting out to ride alongside the kids.

“It's about safe routes to school, you got kids all over the city, its spring, and everybody’s going to school," said Bones. "They're out on their bikes, they're walking, they're on the roads, so it's a way for us to remind people that the kids are on the roads, and to get the kids safely to school.”

At school, students learned about pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, and concerns for the environment.