The Spring 2014 Walk/Bike Challenge will run from March 31 to May 2.
The Street Smarts Walk/Bike Challenge is a program to encourage students to walk or bike to school.
Elementary schools participating in the Spring 2014 Walk/Bike Challenge:
Creekside, Green Valley, Hidden Hills, John Baldwin, Quail Run, Vista Grande, and Walt Disney
How it works:
Parents create an account and list their children who are participating.
Students (and/or their parents) log the trips that the students walk and roll (bike, skateboard, scooter) to and from school or to and from the TRAFFIX bus stop.
All students who participate will earn a small prize.
All participating students are entered into a raffle to win one of three gift certificates ($150, $100, $50) to a local bike shop! (one raffle ticket for first trip, then another for every fifth trip)
The classroom in each school with the highest participation rate will win a pizza/ice cream party!
Why encourage walking and biking?
A May 2009 survey of student travel behavior in the San Ramon Valley showed that in some schools, as few as 9.4% of elementary school students living within 1/4 mile of school actually walked or biked to school. Studies have shown that walking or bicycling to school can create an improved quality of life for the community, students, and parents alike. Walking and bicycling to school fosters a healthy lifestyle, reduces traffic congestion, and reduces air pollution around schools.
The Walk/Bike Challenge begins on March 31, 2014. You can register below if your child's school is listed above as a Participating School. Trips cannot be logged until March 31.