Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

September Map Your Route to School Challenge
Septiembre Desafio de Regreso A Clases
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!

September Map Your Route to School Challenge!



 

Welcome back to school! We are excited to start walking and rolling to school – and anywhere – this year! Do you walk, bike, scooter, skateboard or even unicycle to school?  If you do – or even if you just think it would be fun to – we invite you to participate in our September Walk & Roll Challenge! We challenge you to Map your Route to School, from either home or from a drop-off spot that is at least a 10 minute walk from school.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
 

  • Download the September Map Your Route to School Challenge Sheet  English PDF  Spanish PDF
  • Follow the instructions to either draw your map, OR write out the step-by-step directions for getting safely to or from school.
  • Submit your completed maps/directions to Safe Routes to School via email or snailmail by Monday, October 4th.  
     

Each Submitted challenge is an entry into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card to Copperfield’s Bookstore!
 

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

Questions?  Email Safe Routes To School
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:
 

 

International Walk & Roll to School Challenge Month


JOIN US IN CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL (& ANYWHERE) MONTH THIS OCTOBER! 
 

October is International Walk & Roll to School Month! Join us - and kids from all over the world - on International Walk & Roll to School DAY on Wednesday, October 6th (or an alternative date of your school's choice).  In addition, we challenge you to build knowledge about bicycle and/or pedestrian safety with our Walk & Roll BINGO Challenge for a chance to win a family ice-cream outing!  

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL (& ANYWHERE) MONTH: 
 

1.    PARTICIPATE IN YOUR SCHOOL'S INTERNATIONAL WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY EVENT! Your school may celebrate on Wednesday October 6th, or they may choose an alternative date. On that day, travel to school by your human power - walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, skates, unicycles, wheelchair - either from home or from a drop-off spot at least a ~10 minute walk from school.  And have fun! 
 
2.   COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR OCTOBER CHALLENGE ACTIVITY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT CARD FOR A FAMILY ICE-CREAM OUTING! 
 

OCTOBER BINGO & SAFETY POSTER CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS:  
 

  • Download the BINGO Challenge Sheet:  English PDF   Spanish PDF
  • Do as many activities as you are able to during the month of October, crossing them off the sheet when completed. (note: you do not have to achieve a "BINGO" to be complete)
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School, as directed (may be submitted via email or the mail), by Friday 11/5/21 
  • ALL Bingo Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a Family Ice Cream Outing. Safety Poster Submissions are a bonus entry into the drawing! 
  • Winners will be announced in November, and gift cards will be mailed directly to winners.   
     

​BINGO ACTIVITY ONLINE RESOURCES (numbers correspond with numbers on BINGO sheet)
 

  1. Pedestrian Safer Journey Video & Quiz
  2. Bicycle Safer Journey Video & Quiz
  3. Practice Walking in a marked crosswalk with a parent or adult!
  4. Bicycle Hand-Signals How-To Video *
  5. ABC Bike Check How-To Video*
  6. Helmet-Fitting How-To Video*
  7. How to Fix-a-Flat Tire Video* (short) Fix-a-Flat How to Video (longer, by ParkTools
  8. Navigating Intersections How-To Video*
  9. Power Pedal Position How-To Video*
  10. NHTSA Walkability Checklist (English) (PDF, Spanish unavailable at this time)
  11. Locking Your Bike Properly How-to-Video*
  12. Design a poster illustrating one or more of the above concepts and send it to SRTS! 
     

Questions? Email Safe Routes to School. *Above referenced videos developed by the Oregon Safe Routes to School Program 
 

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:  
 

 

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

 

Family Bicycling Workshops!

Families are invited to learn how to ride together in a safe and fun way at our FREE Family Bicycling Workshops.

Join the Bicycle Coalition’s Safe Routes to School program certified
cycling instructors for fun workshops for parents and kids. Workshops may take place Virtually (via Zoom) or in person.

Register early, space is limited!

For more information and to sign up, visit our Family Bicycling Workshop page here!

 

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