Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

May Bike2It! Challenge
Bike2It! Desafio de mayo
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!

May Bike2It! Challenge!

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING BIKE2IT! MONTH THIS MAY!
 

Did you know that transportation is one of the biggest reasons for pollution and greenhouse gas emissions? And that 30% of all the trips we take are 2 miles are less? That’s why this May, we are challenging you to Bike2It! If your destination is within 2 miles, strive to ride your bike TO IT when you are able. Walking, scootering, or skating to it is also a great alternative! Then participate in our May Bike2it! Challenge for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to a local bike shop or sporting goods store!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN MAY BIKE2IT! MONTH:
 

1. JOIN US ON WALK & ROLL TO ANYWHERE DAY!
 

  • On ANY ONE DAY during the FIRST FULL WEEK OF MAY (May 1st-9th), choose a destination to to walk, bike, scooter or skateboard to. It can be ANY destination, whether it is to your school campus, a local park, a store, a friend's house, or just a walk around the neighborhood and back to your home
     

2. Fill out our WALK & ROLL TO ANYWHERE SURVEY to share when, where, and how far you walked or rolled with us.
 

  • Your survey results will be shared with your school to discover how many kids walked & rolled, how far kids from your school traveled, and which teacher had the highest percentage of student's who walked & rolled that week!  The teacher with the highest percentage of participating students will win a $50.00 gift card to their local business of choice!
     

3.  COMPLETE ONE OR MORE OF THREE BIKE2IT! CHALLENGES FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $50.00 GIFT CARD TO A LOCAL BIKE SHOP OR SPORTING GOODS STORE!  
 

Download the Bike2It! Challenge Packet  English PDF  Spanish PDF

  • Sign our Bike2It! Pledge
  • Bike (or walk, scooter or skate) to destinations that are 2 miles or less on as many days as you can during the month of May. Enter those destinations AND something you noticed along the way on our Bike2It! Tracking sheet. 
  • Draw a map of one of the places you biked (or walked/scooter/skated) to during the month of May
     

Each Submitted page of the Bike2It! Challenge Packet is an entry into our a drawing!

Winners will be announced in June and gift cards will be delivered directly to winners.

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 

Explanatory Letter to Students and Families  (MS Word English/Spanish)  (PDF English/Spanish)

May Bike2It! Video "Commercial"

May Bike2It! Full Page Flyer (8.5"x11") (English PDF) (Spanish PDF)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

May Bike2It! Instagrammable Image (square)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

May Bike2It! Facebook Event or Website Header (rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

May Bike2It! Banner (long, narrow rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

May Bike2It! 1/4 Page flyer for printing/physical distribution (Eng/Span PDF Color) (Eng/Span PDF Black & White)

Walk & Roll Good For You, Good for the Earth Logo  Eng  Span

Walk & Roll Good for You, Good for the Earth Rectangular Image (Banner)  Eng  Span

Special thanks to the sponsors of our May Bike2It! Challenge, CalPine/The Geysers, and the Sonoma County Spare the Air Resource Team!

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 ANYWHERE, and then continue to enjoy the great outdoors by going on one or more of our Earth Month Nature Walks! Submit "proof" of one or more of your Nature Walks for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice! 
 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN WALK & ROLL FOR THE EARTH MONTH
 

1. JOIN US ON WALK & ROLL TO ANYWHERE DAY!
 

  • On ANY ONE DAY during the FIRST FULL WEEK OF APRIL (April 1st-11th), choose a destination to to walk, bike, scooter or skateboard to. It can be ANY destination, whether it is to your school campus, a local park, a store, a friend's house, or just a walk around the neighborhood and back to your home!
     
  • Fill out our WALK & ROLL TO ANYWHERE SURVEY to share when, where, and how far you walked or rolled with us.
     
  • Your survey results will be shared with your school to discover how many kids walked & rolled, how far kids from your school traveled, and which teacher had the highest percentage of student's who walked & rolled that week!  The teacher with the highest percentage of participating students will win a $50.00 gift card to their local business of choice!
     

2. SUBMIT THE REQUIRED "PROOF" OF ONE OR MORE OF YOUR NATURE WALKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $50.00 GIFT CARD TO A RESTAURANT OF YOUR CHOICE!
 

NATURE WALKS & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: 
 

  • Download the Earth Month Nature WalksEnglish PDF  Spanish PDF  
  • Walk, bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerskate your way to as many of the Nature Walks as possible during the month of April. Walks can take place anywhere outdoors, whether in nature, in your neighborhood, at a park, or even in your own backyard. 
  • Follow the instructions for each Nature Walk, and submit your "proof" to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail). You can submit one at a time, or all at once. 
  • Please include your name, grade, homeroom teacher, and school with each entry. 
  • Submissions must be received by Monday, May 3rd
     

Each Earth Month Nature Walk submission will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card to a locally owned restaurant of your choice.

Winners will be announced in May and restaurant gift cards will be delivered directly to winners.

Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 

Explanatory Letter to Students and Families  (MS Word English/Spanish)  (PDF English/Spanish)

April Walk & Roll for the Earth Video "Commercial"

April Walk & Roll for the Earth Full Page Flyer (8.5"x11") (English PDF) (Spanish PDF)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

April Walk & Roll for the Earth Instagrammable Image (square)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

April Walk & Roll for the Earth Facebook Event or Website Header (rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

April Walk & Roll for the Earth Banner (long, narrow rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

April Walk & Roll for the Earth 1/4 Page flyer for printing/physical distribution (Eng/Span PDF Color) (Eng/Span PDF Black & White)

Walk & Roll Good For You, Good for the Earth Logo  Eng  Span

Walk & Roll Good for You, Good for the Earth Rectangular Image (Banner)  Eng  Span

Special thanks to the sponsors of our April for the Earth Month Challenge, Quadriga Landscape Architecture and Planning, Inc, and Recology Sonoma Marin! 

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! Choose a different place to travel 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 outdoor miles must have a specific destination such as a school, park, neighbor's house, store, street corner, or even a favorite tree! Find out your mileage by using Google maps or asking an adult, or use our minutes/miles converter. 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. JOIN US ON WALK & ROLL TO ANYWHERE DAY! 
 

  • On ANY ONE DAY during the FIRST FULL WEEK OF MARCH (March 1-8th), choose a destination to to walk, bike, scooter or skateboard to. It can be ANY destination, whether it is to your school campus, a local park, a store, a friend's house, or just a walk around the neighborhood and back to your home!

 

 

  • Your survey results will be shared with your school to discover how many kids walked & rolled, how far kids from your school traveled, and which teacher had the highest percentage of student's who walked & rolled that week!  The teacher with the highest percentage of participating students will win a $50.00 gift card to their local business of choice! 

 

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 (Fillable) PDF   Spanish (Fillable) 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.
  • If you are unable to walk/roll outside or to figure out your mileage, use our "mileage converter" to determine how many miles you moved. 
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail), must be received by Monday, April 5th.
     

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

 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 

Explanatory Letter to Students and Families  (MS Word English/Spanish)  (PDF English/Spanish)

March (& Roll) for Miles Video "Commercial"

March (& Roll) for Miles Full Page Flyer (8.5"x11") (English PDF) (Spanish PDF)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

March (& Roll) for Miles Instagrammable Image (square)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

March (& Roll) for Miles Facebook Event or Website Header (rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

March (& Roll) for Miles Page Banner (long, narrow rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

March (& Roll) for Miles 1/4 Page flyer for printing/physical distribution (Eng/Span PDF Color) (Eng/Span PDF Black & White)

Walk & Roll Good For You, Good for the Earth Logo  Eng  Span

Walk & Roll Good for You, Good for the Earth Rectangular Image (Banner)  Eng  Span

 

February Walk and Roll for Our HeARTS Challenge

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

We may not be walking or rolling to school right now, but physical activity is even more essential to health during these challenging times! This February, we challenge you to get outside, explore your neighborhoods, and stretch your artistic muscles by drawing about what you LOVE about Walking & Rolling, for a chance to win a $50.00 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.   JOIN US ON WALK & ROLL TO ANYWHERE DAY! 
 

  • On ANY ONE DAY during the FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY (Feb 1st-7th), choose a destination to to walk, bike, scooter or skateboard to. It can be ANY destination, whether it is to your school campus, a local park, a store, a friend's house, or just a walk around the neighborhood and back to your home!

 

 

  • Your survey results will be shared with your school to discover how many kids walked & rolled, how far kids from your school traveled, and which teacher had the highest percentage of student's who walked & rolled that week!  The teacher with the highest percentage of participating students will win a $50.00 gift card to their local business of choice!
     

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. Then, submit your drawing to SRTS for a chance to win a $50.00 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 & 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 5th, 2021 
     

ALL February Challenge Submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 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: 

 

Explanatory Letter to Students and Families  (MS Word English/Spanish)  (PDF English/Spanish)

February Walk & Roll for Our HeARTS Video "Commercial"

February Challenge Month Full Page Flyer (8.5"x11") (English PDF) (Spanish PDF)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

February Challenge Month Instagrammable Image (square)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

February Challenge Month Facebook Event or Website Header (rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

February Challenge Month Page Banner (long, narrow rectangle)  (English JPEG)  (Spanish JPEG)

February Challenge 1/4 Page flyer for printing/physical distribution (Eng/Span PDF Color) (Eng/Span PDF Black & White)

Walk & Roll Good For You, Good for the Earth Logo  Eng  Span

Walk & Roll Good for You, Good for the Earth Rectangular Image (Banner)  Eng  Span

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 or student-activity challenge.  Instead, we encourage families and school personnel to sign our online “Idle Free Sonoma County Pledge.”

Parents/families, teachers, and school staff who sign the pledge by Sunday, January 31, 2021 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!  
    • Read this Facts About Idling Fact Sheet in English or Spanish  and/or read/share a shorter Instagram-size Fact Sheet in English or Spanish
    • For more education & fun, read and color the Things Your Family Can Do for Clean Air info & coloring page in English or Spanish
       
  • Sign the Idle-Free Bay Sonoma County Pledge (one signature per family/household) between January 1st-January 31st, 2021
     
  • 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: 

 

Explanatory Letter to Students and Families (MS Word English/Spanish) (PDF English/Spanish) 

January Pledge to be Idle Free Video Commercial (YouTube link)

Full Page Flyer 8 1/2 x 11 (English PDF) (Spanish PDF) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Instagrammable Promotional Image (square) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Instagrammable "Idle-Free Educational Facts" Image (square)  (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Facebook Event or Website header (rectangle) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Website/Newsletter banner (long, narrow rectangle) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

1/4 Page Flyer for printing/physical distribution (Eng/Span PDF Color) (Eng/Span PDF Black & White) 

Walk & Roll, Good for You, Good for the Earth logo Eng Span

Walk & Roll, Good for You, Good for the Earth Rectangular Image (banner) Eng Span 

 

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