UNDATED - Students and their families in the St. Cloud area are joining thousands across the state for a day of exercise.

On Wednesday Minnesota Safe Routes to School will host their annual Walk and Bike to School Day. Walking and biking to school can help students get some exercise into their daily life. The event teaches them safe practices about walking and biking on the road.

Schools also participate in a ‘walking school bus’ for students who live further away. Buses drop the kids off at a close spot to the school for them to finish their trip on foot.

Schools participating include Madison, Talahi, and Discovery.

This story was written by WJON intern Jacob Lundy.