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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Beverly Cleary Parent Coordinators

The Walk + Bike Challenge is a friendly competition during the month of May aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk and bike to and from school and throughout their neighborhoods. All school communities are different so schools have also added students who ride the bus, carpool, skate/scoot and run. 

There are lots of ways to engage in the Challenge – from hanging posters around the school to having weekly drawings (and everything in between). Below is a suggested timeline and steps to organizing Walk + Bike Challenge Month. Check out our Helpful Hints for more guidance.

And remember - talk to your principal to get their endorsement and ask how they want to be involved - maybe they could make announcements or join a Walking School Bus. One principal dyed her hair purple after the students reached a certain number of participants!

Walk + Bike Challenge Month Timeline



  • Promote with announcements
  • Host your activities
  • Tally student participation
  • Take pictures
  • Have fun
  • Report your numbers