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Last updated 12:14AM ET
March 9, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Elmore County Students Ride Bikes to Protest High Gas Prices
(2008-05-07)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - More than 20 Elmore County high school students are riding their bikes to school in protest of rising gas prices.

Fed up with high gas prices, 17-year-old Tracy Daar parked his Honda Accord and started using his bike for the 12 miles round trip from his home in Central to Elmore County High School in Eclectic. More than 20 other schoolmates joined him a week later in the protest, which he named the "Boycott Gas Bike Ride Movement." Since the boycott began, history teacher Renee Glenn is hearing students talk more about economics, disposable income and how nonviolent protest can affect change.

Principal Jim Adams is proud of his students for highlighting not only high fuel prices but also teenage obesity and plans to join them by riding his bike to school.
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