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International Walk + Bike to School Day

International Walk + Bike to School Day - October 7, 2015

1000s of Portland Families, Millions of Families around the World -- Join the Movement! 

  Prescott School

International Walk+ Bike to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking, biking and rolling to school on the same day. This event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration. Today, thousands of schools across America – including over 100 in Oregon – participate every October.

Join the movement!

1) Register your school at www.walknbike.org

  •  After you sign up you will be prompted to order small prizes like ribbons, tattoos, and stickers


2) E-mail saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov to receive extra prizes including stickers, pencils, and shoelaces

SRTS Reflective Sticker SRTS Shoelaces SRTS Modal Stickers SRTS Pencils


3) Promote, promote, promote

  • Hang up posters in your school or pass out flyers to parents (Safe Routes can help design and print, e-mail saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov)
  • Have principal or other staff announce event to student body
  • Send out information in school newsletter, hot sheet,  post on website
  • Use social media with hashtags #walkbikeroll #pdx
  • Help parents organize Walking School Buses, Bike Trains, or Park+ Walk sites for students who live far away – encourage everyone to participate


4) Day-of activities

  • Set up table with incentives
  • Have coffee for parents – perhaps local coffee shop will donate
  • Count the number of walkers, bikers, and rollers participating


5) After event, enter number of students who participated at www.walknbike.org

 

Take your participation to the next level - register for the Fall Fire Up Your Feet Challenge!

 

Other resources

Walk Bike to School - outreach and event planning tools

Oregon Safe Routes to School - organize walking school bus, bike train

Portland Safe Routes to School - park your car or bus a few blocks away and walk to school