Fall Into Healthy Habits This School Year!

Fall Into Healthy Habits This School Year!

Exciting Ways to Travel Green to School – Strap Up Your Laces!


BUDDY UP CONTEST!

BUDDY UP is a new contest to get students to walk (park and walk), bike, carpool or ride the bus together.

Now through October 31, sign up your group of two or more students from neighboring families to travel to or from school.  Tell us your success story! 

Habits are more  likely to stick when families support each other. There’s safety in numbers and groups are more easily seen by drivers. Best of all, friendships and fun memories are formed! There will be a $50 award for 5 winning groups. Notifications will be sent out in early November. 

Questions?  Contact Cooper@marinbike.org

 


WALK & ROLL WEDNESDAYS!

The first event is coming your way on September 14.  Volunteers will hand out small prizes to students who walk (park and walk more than 10 minutes), bike, carpool or ride the bus to school.

To volunteer at your elementary school, contact Cooper@marinbike.org

SEE ALSO THE WALK & ROLL PAGE

 



International Walk to School Day – Wednesday, October 12!

 

Join millions throughout the world for International Walk to School Day (iWalk).  Students who walk and roll to school will receive colorful pins at the Safe Routes welcome tables before school.  Interested in leading a walking school bus, a bike train or getting a fire truck escort for your school? Contact Cooper@marinbike.org to learn how.

 

8.5 x 11 FLYER DOWNLOAD

SPANISH 8.5 x 11 FLYER DOWNLOAD

SEE ALSO THE iWALK PAGE

 


SAFETY MATTERS

Family Biking – September 11, 2–4 pm

Location:  Xtracycle in Tam Valley

This Family Biking class helps to prepare students for riding on roads.  Students ride on our courses to practice bike handling skills and learn the rules of the road on a mock street.  Family Biking shows parents, first hand, how instructors teach safe cycling skills and pro-tips for reinforcement. An optional local ride is included. REGISTER HERE – Space is limited. 

Questions?  Contact peggy@marinbike.org 

 


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.

May is Bike Month

May is Bike Month

MARIN BIKE HERO AWARD:
Nominations Now Open!

 

A Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL!

A Bike Hero is any student who gets up early to ride regularly, inspires others to bike, obeys all rules of the road, and has FUN biking.   Two Marin County elementary and middle school students will be selected to win a $50.00 gift card to a store of choice.  Winners will be selected by the Safe Routes to Schools staff and notifications will be sent out in early June.    

Nominate Here

To link with your phone, open your camera and scan it over the QR code.

 


Bike to School Day

May the Fourth was National Walk and Bike to School Day. 35 elementary schools and 8 middle schools joined the festivities which featured Fire Truck Escorts, Bike Parades, and thousands of joyful students who used their feet to get to school. This event was sponsored by a generous donation from Jambar which provided organic treats at the schools’ welcome tables. Thanks goes to our dedicated parent, teacher and student volunteers who make these events possible on their campuses. “Yoda Best!”  


Bike to School Day page

Thank you, JAMBAR, for providing organic energy bars to our walkers and rollers!

 


Bridge the Bay

Bridge the Bay was hosted on April 23 at Pickleweed Park in San Rafael. Thanks to the Bay Area Bike Mobile, 60 bikes were repaired and made ready to ride benefiting residents of the Canal Area. Festivities included a mural painting, the bike blender to pedal smoothies, and educational games promoting environmental awareness.

Galactic Events Coming This Spring!

Galactic Events Coming This Spring!

J.E.D.I. Challenge

April 13, 20, 27, May 4

Calling all Skywalkers and Skyrollers – become a Planet J.E.D.I. by walking and rolling to school for Earth Month. This four-week contest asks students to use their weekly Walk and Roll Superpowers!


Go here to download flyer and other print materials.

Bike to School Day

May 4th

May the Fourth Be With You!  Walk, bike, skate, scoot or stroll to school on May 4th!  Thank you, JAMBAR, for providing organic energy bars to our walkers and rollers! “Yoda Best!”  


Go here to download flyer and other print materials.

Thanks to:

Exciting Walk and Roll Opportunities in 2022!

Exciting Walk and Roll Opportunities in 2022!

I Love to Walk & Roll Day – February 2

Happy Pi(e) Walk & Roll Day – March 2

Walk and Roll Wednesdays will continue with monthly themes celebrating Valentine’s Day in February and Pi(e) Day in March. These events are typically held on the first Wednesday of the month, but event days may vary depending on what works best for individual schools and the volunteers that host them.

A Spring Challenge will be launched in April to get students in the habit of walking and rolling to school regularly. There will be an assortment of fun raffle prizes and accolades for the student winners.

National Bike to School Day is on May 4th this year. Safe Routes is developing some fun May the FOURTH Be With You themed promotional materials to celebrate the event. Maybe Yoda will be seen biking to school that day.

Annual Bike Hero Contest! For the 5th year, Safe Routes will invite schools, parents and friends to nominate their Bike Hero – a student who is a good “roll model” for safe riding and encouraging others to ride to school. Nominations open in May.

Family Biking Education will continue with both FREE virtual and in-person instruction to help students and their parents learn the rules of the road and strategies to build confident cyclists. February 24, 6:00 -7:00 p.m. (Virtual) Registration Required; Other Dates TBD

Parent BIKE Education Night! In March, Mill Valley School District is hosting Marin’s first ever Parent Bike Ed. Night. The one-hour presentation covers the rules of the road that govern cycling behavior so parents can best demonstrate and train their own children. Content used to teach Safe Routes’ elementary through middle school bike classes will be shown. Share the Road classes appropriate for High School parents and teens can also be requested. Parent Ed. Night can be scheduled at other schools through contacting Wendi Kallins.

Download Walk and Roll Poster (PDF)