NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Bike to School Day
Becoming a Family Tradition
Bike to School Day is an annual event started four years ago that continues to increase in popularity. On May 6, 42 Marin schools participated. Students and parent volunteers organized bike trains and walking school buses to highlight the benefits of human-powered transportation.
The Bike Blender made an appearance at Ross Elementary and then moved over to Davidson Middle School for a lunchtime activity. Davidson also had a bike-repair station sponsored by Mike's Bikes and the YMCA. Kent and Sinaloa Middle School students made their own Teens Go Green t-shirts.
A Rolling Walking School Bus
Hamilton parent Brentz Knipe rolls with kids walking to school in his wheel chair.
Old Mill's Go Green Challenge Nets 67% Participation
Old Mill Elementary School finished their three-week Go Green Challenge on April 10 with 67 percent of the students choosing a Green Way to School. The Safe Routes to Schools Team Leaders provided fun classroom competitions and individual incentive prizes. Walking schools buses provided daily trips to school from the Mill Valley Depot as well as three other neighborhoods. Students received incentive tokens for their backpacks and got the chance to win raffle prizes.
The winning classroom got a bike part sculpture but the real winners were all children who discovered the joy of walking and biking to school with their friends. Congratulations to Team Leaders Renee Shelton and Kim McFerrin for an amazing job