Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program

Pledge to be Idle Free this January!
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Walk & Roll to (School)...ANYWHERE! It's Good for You and the Earth!

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: 
 

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: 
 

Walk and Roll for Wheels - December

 


 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WALK & ROLL FOR WHEELS MONTH THIS DECEMBER!   
 

While we're out walking and rolling this December, notice what's around you, keeping us safe or making the world interesting or beautiful. This December, we challenge you to get outside, explore your route to school or neighborhoods, and complete our Walk & Roll for Wheels Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a scooter, or roller skates!    

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN WALK & ROLL FOR WHEELS MONTH:  
 

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

DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF December - or whenever your school chooses to celebrate - Walk or Bicycle to School (or anywhere!). If you're school has a Walk & Roll to School event, be sure to participate and be counted! 

2.   COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR DECEMBER SCAVENGER HUNT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SCOOTER OR ROLLER SKATES!
 

DECEMBER SCAVENGER HUNT INSTRUCTIONS:
 

  • Download our Scavenger Hunt in English or Spanish:  English PDF   Spanish PDF
  • You do not have to find every single thing on the Scavenger Hunt - find as much as you can and submit when you have found all you can.  
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail) and received no later than Monday January 10th  
     

ALL December Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a scooter or roller skates (winner gets to choose) Winner will be announced in January, and prize will be delivered directly to winners.   Questions?  Email Safe Routes to School

PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS:  
 

Walk and Roll Gratitude Month - November

 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WALK AND ROLL GRATITUDE MONTH THIS NOVEMBER!
 

This November, as the days get cooler and shorter, you can still enjoy and appreciate the pleasures of walking & rolling to school. While you're walking, bicycling, scootering, skateboarding, skating or even unicycling, consider why you are grateful for anything related to those activities. Whether it's the sights you see along the way, the weather, the foliage, or how it makes you feel, our ability to use our bodies to transport us from one place to another is something we can all be thankful for! 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL WALK & ROLL GRATITUDE MONTH:
 

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

DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER - or whenever your school chooses to celebrate - Walk or Bicycle to School (or anywhere!). If you're school has a Walk & Roll to School event, be sure to participate and be counted! 

2. COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR NOVEMBER CHALLENGE ACTIVITY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PUMPKIN PIE!

 

NOVEMBER WALK/ROLL GRATITUDE TRACKER INSTRUCTIONS:
 

  • Download the Walk/Roll Gratitude 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 November, circling your chosen mode(s) on each day.
  • Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail), postmarked by Friday 12/3/21. 
  • ALL November Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a pumpkin pie. 
  • Winners will be announced in December, and pies 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:  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:  
 

 

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