Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

Walk & Roll for the Green Earth this April!
Caminar y Rodar para la tierra!
El Mes a (La Escuela) Donde Sea! Bien Por Ti, Bueno Para Tierra!
Walk & Roll to (School)...ANYWHERE! It's Good for You and the Earth!

April Walk & Roll for the Earth Challenge


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WALK & ROLL FOR THE EARTH MONTH THIS APRIL!  
 

This April, we challenge you to walk, bike, scoot or skate to school, and then participating in our Green Earth Challenge by completing two or more of our Green Earth Actions during the month of April! 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN WALK & ROLL FOR THE EARTH MONTH  
 

1. PARTICIPATE IN YOUR SCHOOL'S WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY AND/OR WALK, SCOOTER, SKATE, or BIKE to/from SCHOOL OR ANYWHERE WHENEVER YOU CAN!
 

2. COMPLETE TWO OR MORE ACTIONS FROM OUR GREEN EARTH CHALLENGE AND SUBMIT TO SRTS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $25.00 GIFT CARD TO A LOCAL EATERY OF YOUR CHOICE! 
 

GREEN EARTH CHALLENGE & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: 
 

  • Download the GREEN EARTH CHALLENGE:   ENGLISH PDF  SPANISH PDF
  • Choose two or more actions to complete. You can inspire others with chalk art related to Walk & Rolling, clean up a Walk & Roll route in your neighborhood, make a BIG list of reasons to Walk and Roll, and…OR write to us about a route that you think is safe OR unsafe for walking or biking.
  • You can complete the actions on the weeks indicated on the Green Earth Challenge, or you can do them at anytime during the month of April. 
  • Mark your challenge sheet with the Challenges you have completed. Send us "proof" of your completed challenge if you can, but if you can't sent proof, just note that you've done it on the Challenge sheet and turn the sheet into SRTS. 
  • Submissions must be received by Monday, May 2nd 
     

Each Green Earth Challenge submission will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card to a locally owned eatery of your choice. Winners will be announced in May and gift cards will be delivered directly to winners.

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 

 

Sonoma County Bike to School Day!


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING NATIONAL (AND SONOMA COUNTY) BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY THIS MAY!  
 

Beautiful spring days are the perfect time to strap on your helmets, hop on your bikes, and pedal away in celebration of the joy and independence of bicycling! Celebrate National Bike Month by participating in Bike to School Day on  Wednesday May 4th (or the date your school is holding their event)!  Participating Schools will be giving prizes to kids who bike, walk, scooter, skate, or utilize any form of active transportation to school on their event day!  
 

HOW CAN MY SCHOOL PARTICIPATE IN BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY THIS MAY? 
 

Registration for Sonoma County's event is open until Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.  Registered schools receive posters, promotional prizes, and are included on the list of schools sent to partners in law enforcement, the media, etc.   
 
REGISTER FOR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY HERE
 
Check with your school to find out if they are holding an event on May 4th or on an alternative date in May. Even if your school is not holding a celebratory "event", we encourage you to try bicycling to school or anywhere this May!  

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 

March (& Roll) for Miles Challenge


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING MARCH (& Roll) FOR MILES MONTH THIS MARCH!   
 

This March, we challenge you to get outside and march - or roll - for miles! Walk or Roll to School (or anywhere) on as many days as you can during the month of March, and record where you went and how many miles you traveled on our March (& Roll) for Miles Tracking Sheet. All miles traveled must have a specific destination such as school, a park, neighbor's house, library, store, etc! Replace your car trips with March & Roll trips! Find out your mileage by using Google maps or asking an adult. Your submitted March (& Roll) for Miles Tracking Sheet is an entry for a drawing for a fabulous pair of sneakers! 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN MARCH (& Roll) FOR MILES MONTH  
 

1. Participate in your school's Walk & Roll to School Day and/or walk, scooter, skate, or bike to/from school or anywhere whenever you can! 

 

2. COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR MARCH (& Roll) FOR MILES TRACKING SHEET FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PAIR OF SNEAKERS OF YOUR CHOICE! 
 

MARCH (&ROLL) FOR MILES TRACKING SHEET INSTRUCTIONS: 
 

  • Download the March (& Roll) for Miles Tracking Sheet:  English PDF   Spanish PDF   English JPEG  Spanish JPEG
  • Walk, bike, scoot or skate on as many days as you are able to during the month of March, and enter your mileage to/from your chosen destination for each day.
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail), must be received by Monday, April 4th. 
     

ALL March Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous pair of sneakers of the winner's choice. Winners will be announced in April and Sneakers will be delivered directly to winners.

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

A heartfelt THANK-YOU to Kaiser Permanente-Thrive, Northern California for sponsoring our 2022 March for Miles Challenge! 
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:  

February Walk and Roll for Our HeARTS Challenge

 


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WALK & ROLL FOR OUR HeARTS MONTH THIS FEBRUARY!   
 

This February, we challenge you to walk & roll to school, explore your neighborhoods, and stretch your artistic muscles by drawing about what you LOVE about Walking & Rolling, for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to a local Art Supply store and/or be featured in a printed "Walk & Roll for Our HeARTS" calendar!    

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN WALK & ROLL FOR OUR HeARTS MONTH

 
1.   Participate in your school's Walk & Roll to School Day and/or walk to/from school or anywhere whenever you can! 
 
2.  DRAW A PICTURE DEMONSTRATING WHY YOU LOVE WALKING AND/OR ROLLING. Your picture should illustrate why or how it is fun and/or healthy for our hearts, minds and bodies.

3.  Then, submit your drawing to SRTS for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to a local art supply store, and/or be featured in a "Walk & Roll for our HeARTS" printed wall calendar. 
 

WALK & ROLL FOR OUR HeARTS CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS: 
 

Download Contest Flyer & Instructions in English &/or Spanish 

  • Put your best effort into an original picture illustrating why walking and/or rolling is fun and/or healthy for our hearts, minds and bodies. 
  • Artwork must be 8.5"x11", and must be landscape orientation
  • All mediums are welcome: drawing, painting, mixed media, digital illustration, etc. If utilizing mixed media/collage elements, no more than 20% of collage materials may be from newspapers, magazines, books or other materials pre-printed with text or designs (such as scrapbook paper)
  • Submit a high-resolution, scanned copy in JPG or PDF format to saferoutes@bikesonoma.org OR mail to Safe Routes to School, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 3088, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3088
  • Include your name, school name, grade level, and homeroom teacher, and a way to contact you (phone or email) 
  • Artwork will be judged on the following criteria: creativity and originality, clarity of art's message to communicating the theme, quality and effort put into illustration, and representation of diversity and inclusivity. 
  • All entries must be received by Friday, March 4th, 2022
     

ALL February Challenge Submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 Art Supply Store gift card.  Select submissions will be chosen to be featured in our Walk & Roll for Our HeARTS Printed Wall Calendar. Wall Calendars will be given to the winning students, the teacher of the winning students, and the principal of the winning students.  Questions? Email Safe Routes to School

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS: 
 

January Idle-Free Sonoma County Challenge


JOIN US IN PLEDGING TO BE IDLE-FREE THIS JANUARY!   
 

This January we challenge you to be Idle-Free with Safe Routes to Schools! That means, turn off your car engine when waiting more than 30-seconds. Due to the holiday break, we will not hold a Walk & Roll to Anywhere event but schools are welcome to have one if they choose.  Instead, we encourage families and school personnel to sign our online “Idle Free Sonoma County Pledge,” and/or for students to complete our Idle Free Sonoma County coloring page. Parents/families, teachers, school staff, and students who sign the pledge or submit a coloring page by Friday, February 4th will be entered into a drawing for one of eight $50.00 gift cards to a local business of the winner’s choice.  

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IDLE-FREE MONTH:   
 

  • Get educated about the benefits of turning off your engine when waiting more than 30-seconds!  
  • Complete our Idle Free Coloring Page (English Spanish) and Submit to Safe Routes to School by Friday, February 4th. 
  • Sign the Idle-Free Bay Sonoma County Pledge (English) or Spanish (one signature per family/household) between January 1st-February 4th, 2022  
  • Pledges may be signed by parents, teachers, and/or school administrators/staff from any K-8 School in Sonoma County.   
     

Signed pledges will be entered into a drawing for one of eight $50.00 gift cards to a local business of choice! Gift cards have been donated by the Sonoma County Spare the Air Resource Team and one of our January Sponsors, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.   Winner will be announced in February, and winners will choose which local business to purchase the $50.00 gift card from.  Questions? Email Safe Routes to School.   
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS: 
 

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