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:  Elementary Version   Middle School Version 
  2. Bicycle Safer Journey Video:  Elementary Version  Middle School Version  
  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: