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Walk+Bike to School Day is October 7, 2015. Is YOUR school registered?

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This free international event is held on the first Wednesday of October each year. Register your school to receive information on how to participate in this fun event. Once you register your school for the Walk+Bike Challenge, be sure to order your free incentives! Incentives include: stickers, temporary tattoos, and prize ribbons. See button below. Many more events, activities, trainings, and development opportunities also occur.

Sign up for the Safe Routes to School Network to receive updates on all things Safe Routes to School and Walk+Bike.

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Walk+Bike Challenge

The Walk + Bike Challenge is a friendly competition aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk and bike to and from school and throughout their neighborhoods. The Challenge is hosted by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) with support from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, our sponsors (Grouptrail and Chipotle), and other partners.

Once you register your school for the Walk+Bike Challenge, be sure to order your free incentives! Incentives include: stickers, temporary tattoos, prize ribbons, and helmets. See button below. Check out the Resources page for various tips, curriculum, and for your free coordinator packet that includes: tips and resources for promoting the event, organizing parent volunteers, procuring local prizes, and how to track active transportation trips taken by students.

 You can track on a weekly basis or for the whole month. The BTA will hold weekly prize drawings for schools that log trips each week to win extra incentives, gift certificates, and other great prizes. In addition, you will be automatically registered for Fire Up Your Feet as your first step to additional cash awards, more than $10,000 available, to support your school’s walking, bicycling and other physical activity programs.



Walk+Bike Resources

It’s easy to get other families at your school excited about walking and biking. Challenge your school community to be more active, healthy, sustainable, and fun! When you sign your school up for the May Walk+Bike Challenge or Walk+Bike to School Day in October, you’ll get to order free incentives and receive tips for how to organize a great event. Sign up for the Safe Routes to School Network to stay in the loop and find out what other parents, teachers, and Safe Routes to School coordinators are doing to get students walking and biking in their communities.

Below are some helpful resources to make your Walk+Bike Challenge month or Walk+Bike to School Day run smoothly and easily.


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Fire Up Your Feet!

Fire Up Your Feet Can Support Your School’s Walking, Bicycling and Safe Routes to School Programs

Each spring and fall, Fire Up Your Feet offers cash awards to schools in Oregon participating in the Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge. With multiple awards in several categories, schools have even more chances to win awards to support physical activity and wellness programs. Save the date for the Fall Challenge: October 1-31, 2015. Click here for more information about awards and how to sign up.

When you register for the BTA’s Spring Walk+Bike Challenge in May, or the Fall Walk+Bike to School Day event you will be automatically registered for the Fire Up Your Feet Challenge. The Challenge is a friendly and healthy “competition” that encourage families, students and schools to work together to create active lifestyles that keep families healthy and help kids improve academic performance. By tracking activity at your school,  that can and should include your Walk+Bike to School Day fun,  you will compete to win cash awards to support your school’s walking, bicycling and other physical activity programs. Both Challenges are encouragement programs aimed at getting more kids walking and biking to school. And both programs have awesome incentives for you to take advantage of!

Registering for the May Walk+Bike Challenge  and/ or Walk+Bike to School Day will qualify you for $40 of FREE incentives that you can choose, order, and use to give away during the Challenge. After registering through the Walk+Bike Challenge you will also begin receiving our weekly emails that include tips, resources, fun event ideas, and prize winners. Tracking your school’s activity on a weekly basis through the Walk+Bike Challenge Activity Tracker will enter you into weekly prize drawings! The Walk+Bike Challenge Activity Tracker and the Fire Up Your Feet Online Activity Tracker can be used for both individual and school-wide tracking. Track activity through BOTH Challenges and qualify for great incentives, fun prize drawings, and cash awards for your school!

Fire Up Your Feet Resources:

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