Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

Teaching kids hand signals at the Roseland School District Community Bicycle Rodeo - May 2013.
Getting ready to roll at the Miwok Elementary School 4th grade bicycle rodeo.
Aerial view of "Safetyville" course at Miwok Elementary School 4th grade bicycle rodeo.
Miwok Elementary students riding on the "Super Slalom" course where they practice controlling their bicycle, yielding, and using peripheral vision.
Miowk Elementary students getting ready to practice balancing, stopping and starting on the Turtle Race course.
Students at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Students at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Student enjoying himself at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo
Student giving the "thumbs up" at Proctor Terrace Elementary Bicycle Rodeo

THE GREEN SNEAKER 30-DAY FAMILY CHALLENGE!

CHALLENGE STUDENTS (OR THE ENTIRE FAMILY) TO WALK, BICYCLE, SCOOTER, OR SKATE IN YOUR HOME NEIGHBORHOOD* FOR 30-DAYS BETWEEN APRIL 1-MAY 31st, 2020!  
 

We may be sheltering-in-place, but fresh air and physical activity is essential to our physical and emotional health. Maintain social distance and stay close to home while taking advantage of this time to build knowledge about bicycle and/or pedestrian safety, health, the environment, and your community! *option to exercise indoors if necessary  NOTE: End date extended to May 31st. Challenge documents may still have the original May 15th end date on them...disregard that! 
 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:   
 

  • Track your physical activity, miles, minutes, and/or steps during the months of April and into May, using our Individual and Family Tracking Sheets (scroll down to download)
  • Complete fun, related activities from our Green Sneaker Challenge BINGO sheet (scroll down for links to videos & other resources referred to on BINGO sheet)
  • "Like" Sonoma County Safe Routes to School on Facebook and/or Subscribe to the Family Bicycling E-News for challenge updates, announcements, and/or future events (optional)
  • Submit Individual & Family Tracking and/or BINGO sheets to the SRTS Program, postmarked by May 31st, 2020 (submission instructions included on each sheet) 
  • Compete with other families and schools for the most miles, minutes, and steps generated. Note: the GOAL is 30 days, but materials with less than 30 days of activity and/or Bingo achievements are eligible for prizes. 
  • All submissions will be acknowledged and entered into a drawing for fun prizes! Families and schools with the most miles/minutes/steps will be announced after Challenge ends. 
  • NEW: Families who submit Challenge Materials by May 31st will ALSO be eligible to win one of five $50.00 Gift Cards, donated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Sonoma County Resource Team! 
     

TRACKING SHEETS AND BINGO SHEETS
 

Individual Tracking Sheet (PDF)  English   Spanish
 

Family Tracking Sheet (PDF)  English   Spanish
 

Green Sneaker Challenge BINGO ACTIVITY SHEET (PDF)  English   Spanish
 

Individual/Family Excel Tracking sheet (alternative to above printable PDF's): English    Spanish

For families with experience using Excel!  Formulas automatically calculate totals for individuals and families!  Update tabs with names of participating family members and submit Excel sheet to SRTS program via email by May 31st, 2020. 

Green Sneaker Family Challenge PACKET (all above materials in ONE downloadable PDF Document): English  Spanish 

 

BINGO ACTIVITY ONLINE RESOURCES (top to bottom, left to right on BINGO sheet)
 

 

Questions? Email Safe Routes to School. 
 

*Above referenced videos developed by the Oregon Safe Routes to School Program

- Green Sneaker Challenge Logo developed by Marin County Safe Routes to School program and adapted for use our Sonoma County Challenge.  

- Big Tadoo Puppet Crew developed and sponsored by Alameda County Safe Routes to School Program and Transform 

Register for International Walk & Roll to School Day!

International Walk and Roll to School Day is Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
 

If your school enrolled in the Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program for 2019-20 by our April 30th priority deadline, you are automatically registered to participate in this event and you will receive corresponding posters and materials.  Click HERE to see our list of 2019-20 enrolled schools. 

If you are celebrating on an alternative date or not participating in this October event, click HERE to inform us, so we can provide you with an undated poster or remove you from our list of participating schools. 

Click HERE to enroll in the Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program and celebrate International Walk & Roll to School Day (no later than Friday 9/6/19)

Click HERE to report your event participation numbers (no later than Friday 10/04/19)

WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY RESOURCES:
 

  1. Walk and Roll to Days Guidebook:

    The guidebook provides a suggested timeline, tips, and suggestions
    for promoting Walk and Roll Days at your site, including but not limited to International Walk and Roll to School Day. Your event can be as simple as sending home a
    flyer, making announcements, and setting up a welcome table in front of
    the school – or you can take it even further and involve kids in
    promoting the event, other parents, and the community. 

  2. 2019 Customizeable Black & White Flyers: English (MS Word)Spanish (MS Word)

    Feel free to modify/customize the 2019 flyer for your specific school needs. Created in MS Word for Windows. If you have trouble viewing/modifying this file, email saferoutes@bikesonoma.org 

  3. IWalk/Roll Day 2019 11"x17" Color Posters (PDF): English/Dated, Spanish/Dated, English/No Date, Spanish/No Date

    Each site that registered by Friday, September 6th will receive a
    supply of printed posters in mid-September. However, whether or not your
    site registered, you may distribute the attached electronic version of
    the poster electronically, print more copies yourselves, etc. Note: If you are celebrating your event on a date OTHER than October 2nd, email saferoutes@bikesonoma.org to request a printed version of the poster where you can fill in your own date.

  4. IWalk/Roll Day 2019 poster image only: (JPEG image)
     

Donation Letter Template (.doc)

May be used to request donations from local businesses for healthy snacks, beverages, or even additional raffle prizes.
 

K-8 Schools that register before Friday, September 6th will receive a supply of stickers and 11x17 promotional posters, and, if available, a small supply of incentive prizes. Supplies will be delivered by Friday, September 20th. If you registered and do not receive your supplies by 9/20, please contact saferoutes@bikesonoma.org.  

 

SRTS RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

Title Author Grade Level
Rosaura En Bicicleta/Rosaura on a Bicycle Daniel Barbot Pre K-K
The Bike Lesson Jan Berenstain Pre K-K
Bicycle Man Allen Say Pre K-3
Along a Long Road Frank Viva Pre K-3
Seguridad y las Bicicletas/Bicycle Safety Sue Barraclough Pre K-2
The Foot Book Dr. Seuss K-Up
The Busiest Street in Town Mara Rockliff K-3
Roberto Walks Home Ezra Jack Keats K-3
To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Dr. Seuss K-3
The Listening Walk Paul Showers K-3
The Berenstain Bears: Safe and Sound Jan Berenstain K-3
This is the Way We Go to School Edith Baer K-3
The Little House Virginia Lee Burton K-3
Sing a Song of People Lois Lenski K-3
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Lyle Walks the Dogs Bernard Waber K-3
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen Cari Best K-3
A Crash Course for Molly Eva Eriksson K-3
The Bear’s Bicycle Emilie Warren McLeod K-3
Duck on A Bike David Shannon K-3
Franklin Rides a Bike Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark K-3
Franklin’s Bicycle Helmet Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark K-3
Play It Safe Mercer Mayer K-3
Gracie Goat’s Big Bike Race Erin Mirabella K-3
My Rows and Piles of Coins Tololwa Mollel K-3
His Finest Hour David Neuhaus K-3
Summer Wheels Eve Bunting K-3
Bicycle Book Gail Evans K-3
Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Richard Scarry K-2
Blackout John Rocco K-2
Sidewalk Flowers JonArno Lawson K-2
I Took the Moon for a Walk Carolyn Curtis K-2
Watch Out! On the Road Claire LLewellyn K-2
Tom and Pippo Go for a Walk Helen Oxenbury K-2
Watch Out! Around Town Claire Llewellyn K-2
Coco Can’t Wait Taro Gomi K-2
Yuki’s Ride Home Manya Tessler K-2
Vera Rides a Bike Vera Rosenberry K-2
Sky Blue Accident/Accidente Celeste Jorge Elias Lujan, Piet Grobler and Elisa Amado K-2
Ride Right: Bicycle Safety (How to Be Safe!) Jill Urban Donahue K-2
"Staying Safe on My Bike/La Seguridad En Mi Bicicleta (Safety First/ La Seguridad Es Lo Primero)
- Bilingual"
Joanne Mattern K-2
Verde dice Adelante/Green Means Go Susan Ring K-2
Jugar Sin Peligro/Play Safe Robin Nelson K-2
What Happens at a Bike Shop? Que Pasa En Una Tienda De Bicicletas Kathleen Pohl K-2
Cycle City Allison Farrell K-1
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sherri Duskey Rinker K-1
Ruby’s School Walk Kathyrn White K-1
Walking through the Jungle Debbie Harter K-1
I Went Walking Sue Williams K-1
Dona Eremita Sobre Ruedas/ Mrs. Armitage On Wheels Quentin Blake K-1
Mike and the Bike Michael Ward K-1
Mike and the Bike Meet Lucille the Wheel Michael Ward K-1
La Bicicleta de Selva Monica Rodriguez K-1
A Good Night Walk Elisha Cooper K
Autumn Walk Ann E. Burg K
The Last Stop on Market Street Matt de la Peña K
Winter Walk Ann E. Burg K
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse Rebecca Janni K
Goblin Walk Tony Johnston 1-2
My Sister’s Rusty Bike Jim Aylesworth 1-2
Walk Rabbit Walk Colin McNaughton 1-3
When We Go Walking Cari Best 1-3
Marvin Redpost, Super Fast, Out of Control! Louis Sachar 1-4
We Learn about Road Safety Constance Omawunmi Kola-Lawal 2-3
City Green DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan 2-3
Superabuelo/Super Grandpa David M. Schwartz and Martin Luis Guzman 2-4
Me and My Bike Ander 2-4
The Big Bike Race Lucy Jane Bledsoe 3-5
The Bicycle Larry Hills 3-5
Go Fly a Bike! The Ultimate Book of Bicycle Fun, Freedom and Science Bill Haduch 3-6
The Pushcart War Jean Merrill 3-7
Bicicletas del Pasado Mark Beyer 3-7
The Time Bike Jane Langton 3-8
The Bicycle Man David Dudley 4-6
Walking to the Bus Rider Blues Harriet Gillem Robinet 4-6
Crunch Leslie Connor 4-6
Nancy Drew: A Race Against Time Carolyn Keene 4-6
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Jason Reynolds 5-8

 

Safe Routes to School Resource Center

The Sonoma County Safe Routes to School program organizes fun K-8 encouragement and educational activities to get more families safely walking, biking, and using alternative transportation to/from school throughout all areas of Sonoma County. Program offerings can be customized to fit your school's needs and schedule. All program offerings are free or low cost, although some of the popular events have limited availability. Explore this website; our Resource Center of encouragement and education programs - and more - for descriptions, downloadable materials, and information on requesting support at your school. 

This resource center website is your one-stop to learn about upcoming countywide events, download or request materials, get step-by-step instruction on organizing activities, or find out how to connect with other champions and associated agencies. This website is meant to provide all the information and materials to allow parents, teachers, school administrators, and other program "champions" to build and sustain Safe Routes to School in their schools and communities. Explore and get started! 

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