Walk+Bike to School Day

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2016 Walk+Bike to School Day was October 5th! 

October 5th was Walk+Bike to School Day, and we had over 265 Oregon schools register and participate! We heard from teachers, parents, Safe Routes to School coordinators, and enthusiasts from around the state about their Walk+Bike to School celebrations. Read more here!

More information on Walk+Bike to School Day: 

This free international event is held on the first Wednesday of October each year [October 4, 2017]. Register your school to receive information on how to participate in this fun event. Once you register your school for Walk+Bike to School Day, be sure to order your free incentives! We will open up our order form for incentives on September 1st! Incentives include: stickers, temporary tattoos, and prize ribbons. See button below. Many more events, activities, trainings, and development opportunities also occur.

Register for Walk+Bike to School Day!

Registration for Walk+Roll Challenge is now open! Click here for more info.

Registration for Walk+Bike to School Day will open in June.

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









Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Screen Impressions, Showers Pass, and Fire Up Your Feet.
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Walk+Bike Challenge

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The Walk + Bike Challenge is a friendly competition during the month of May 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, 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, bandanas, pencils, 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

Start your school year off with the Fall Activity Challenge from October 1-31. By registering your school and tracking activity this October, you can encourage students, teachers, parents, and siblings to support healthy behavior and better performance in school. Use Fire Up Your Feet to track activity, motivate movement through friendly competition, and win cash awards for your school! We have $10,000 in cash awards for Oregon K-8 schools, see all awards here. Track physical activity before, during, or after school. Track walking, biking, PE, recess, classroom stretch breaks, it all counts for the Activity Challenge!

We are thrilled to announce that we have simplified our activity tracker, and entering individual participants is no longer required for tracking activity. There are three easy steps to participating in Fire Up Your Feet:

  1. Register
  2. Create a group and enter the total number of participants in your group.
  3. Track activity for your school by selecting the date, type of activity, minutes of activity, group that performed the activity.

For assistance with our new, improved tracker or questions contact info@fireupyourfeet.org

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!

Fire Up Your Feet Resources:

2016 Fire Up Your Feet Q & A
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Fire Up Your Feet Challenge Postcard

Fire Up Your Feet Oregon Bike Award