Students across Oregon participate in May’s Walk+Bike to School Challenge Month, a free competition between students of all ages to walk, bike, scoot, or skate to school. Students track their active transportation days on a scorecard, which they then turn in for prizes. Students can participate at any time during the month of May.
A school champion needs to take the lead to register your school for the event (at www.walknbike.org) and coordinate the month's activities.
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Contact your school coordinator for more info - Carolina Iraheta (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janis McDonald (email@example.com).
Walk + Bike Challenge Tracking Options
The City of Portland Safe Routes to School program has developed three convenient ways for students to track their active commute trips to school each day. You select the tracking method that will work best for your school.
Classroom Poster - Poster for each classroom to be taped to the wall. Each day, students who arrive to school by an active mode circle the mode they have used.
Monthly Scorecard - One scorecard for each student. Students are responsible for filling out the card throughout the month and turning it in at the end of May.
Weekly Scorecard - Each participating student picks up a new card each week (4 cards total). Students mark their active commute trips during the week and turn their cards in at the end of each week for a prize.
The bike fairy is coming!
During the week of May 4 - 8, Safe Routes to School Bike Fairies will be visiting all 102 SRTS schools to deliver a special thank you prize to all bikes and scooters parked at school. Each bike and scooter will receive a raffle ticket to enter into a drawing for awesome prizes:
- Red Bat Press postcards
- $125 ride package for the Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park
A special thank you to all of the awesome sponsors who donated to the raffle and helped make the Bike Fairy possible: Pedal Bike Tours, Rose City Recumbent Cycles, Metropolis Cycle Repair, The Lumberyard, Citybikes, Abus, Red Bat Press, KIND.
Please join us in thanking these great sponsors by supporting their business!
(And thank you to our partners at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for helping out!)
If your student did not receive a raffle ticket, you may also enter the drawing by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your student's name, school, and grade. One entry per student.
The deadline to submit raffle tickets is June 1. The drawing for prizes will be held June 2.
For more information about this year's Walk + Bike Challenge Month contact email@example.com.
Woodstock encourages a challenge with the coveted Golden Sneaker Award.