Walk and Roll Wednesdays
2023 iWalk at San Ramon
Coming Elementary School Events
2024 Walk and Roll
- February 7
- March 6
- April 3 (optional – skip if doing the Rainbow Challenge)
Rainbow Quest Challenge:
- April 17
- April 24
- May 1
National Bike to School Day
- May 8
to School Day
Pedal and Walk With US on Wednesday, May, 8 for National Bike to School Day!
Be E-Bike Safe
Guidelines to stay safe while riding e-bikes and what to know when buying one for your child.
Wear a Helmet and Wear it Properly
You’re more likely to have a crash resulting in a brain injury when you ride a faster e-bike compared to a regular bike. Make sure your helmet fits and that it’s properly adjusted and attached before you ride. Helmets designed for increased speeds are ideal.
Practice Passenger Safety
E-bikes are heavier and harder to control with or without a passenger. Carrying a passenger is legal only if your e-bike has a seat for another person; regardless, the extra weight can make it difficult to maneuver, slow down, and stop. Passengers must also wear a helmet if they are under 18.
Be Responsible, Predictable,
E-bike crashes are more likely to lead to severe injury and hospitalization compared to crashes involving regular bikes.
Be responsible: follow laws and stop at stop signs.
Be predictable: ride in the same direction as traffic.
Be visible: use bright clothing and use lights.
SLOW Your Speed
The higher the speed, the higher the risk of severe injury. At 20 MPH, it could take you almost four school bus lengths to fully stop to avoid an obstacle. Take your time when riding and don’t exceed the manufacturer’s top speeds.
E-Bikes Are Electrifying the Future!
What Parents Should Know
In response to an increasing number of questions and concerns over student safety riding E-bikes, Safe Routes has created an informational flyer with recommendations.
Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) administers the Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program, which works to relieve traffic congestion around schools by promoting alternatives to commuting to school, such as walking, biking, taking the bus and carpooling.
In addition, the program helps improve safety, promote a healthy lifestyle for youth and enhance the sense of community in neighborhoods.
It does this through classroom education, special events, infrastructure improvements, a crossing guard program, and other strategies.
The SR2S program has been in operation since 2000 and involves almost 60 schools and more than 26,500 students.