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Oregon Walk + Bike to School Retreat

Calling all Oregonians with an interest in Walk + Bike to School and Safe Routes programs to join us at the first Oregon Walk+Bike to School Retreat this June in Bend, Oregon. We will offer opportunities to access training, learn best practices, network with others working on these issues, and work with us to create a strong state network.

Walk + Bike to School Retreat

June 16-18 in Bend, Oregon

Registration is open now, and it's just $10 a day to attend. Please register by March 30th.


5th grade class of safe bikers!


More information:

* Cost for the retreat is just $10/day and includes printed material, a resource CD, trainings, networking, and light snacks.
* Travel and meals are not included but there will be $75 reimbursement scholarships provided to approximately 30 attendees on a first come first serve basis.
* Professional Development Unit Certificates are available. Check with your district to confirm requirements

Basic agenda:

Thursday, June 16
3-5 p.m.: Afternoon session (SRTS 101 informative meeting).
6-9 p.m.: Speaker & Mixer. Dan Burden, World renowned walk+bike community planner

Friday, June 17
8:00 am-5:00 pm: Trainings
5:30-7:00 pm: Commute Options birthday party- simple dinner and networking

Saturday, June 18
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Statewide Partnership discussion. What are the statewide standards/needs/funding? What are our goals for funding, structure, advocacy, education?
2:30-5:00 (optional) Join an afternoon bike ride (mountain bike & city riding options) OR complete the Bike Safety Education Curriculum training and League of American Bicyclists Traffic Safety Training.

Trainings offered: Safe Routes for Kids: Bike Safety Education, Neighborhood Navigators: Pedestrian Safety Education, and Encouragement Event Training

We are working to get retreat participants discounts for restaurants and lodging. We will send more information to registrants as we get it nailed down.

Thanks for your excitement and encouragement in getting this retreat off the ground. We hope to see you there!

LeeAnne Fergason, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Kim Curley, Commute Options
Shane McRhodes, Eugene Safe Routes to School
Lynne Mutire, Oregon Safe Routes to School
Julie Yip, Oregon Department of Transportation