Park and ride

Sydney Murray, a third-grader at Capt. Walter Francis Duke Elementary in Leonardtown, finds a parking spot for her bike Wednesday morning on National Walk to School Day, which encourages students to walk, bike or scooter to school to give kids an active and environmentally-friendly start to the day. Murray, a frequent biker, said the ride that morning was hard because she had to pedal up “the stupid hill.” Duke Elementary has about 90 walkers and riders on a regular basis, with about a dozen extra that day as they participated in the annual event.