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From the Oregon Walk + Bike Newsletter:
Oregon schools are gearing up for the third annual Walk + Bike to School Challenge, a friendly competition that encourages students to walk and bike to school for the whole month of May.
Last year, 60 schools and over 4,000 individuals participated in the event. We are preparing for record participation among elementary and middle schools in 2010. For the first time, high schools and universities are also invited to participate. Older students will have access to the online trip-tracking system used for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Bike Commute Challenge, which allows them to compare mileage and challenge their friends.
School coordinators at elementary and middle schools help students track their trips on the Challenge scorecard. This year, registering your school and reporting results online is easier than ever thanks to a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente for web improvements.
The event kicks off May 1, ends May 31, and culminates with a special Walk + Bike to Baseball celebration event at PGE Park in Portland on June 11. Event participants and winners will be recognized on field, and the overall winner will throw out the first pitch of the Beavers baseball game.
For more information, visit www.walknbike.org. Online registration opens in March!