This spring, sixteen elementary schools in the San Ramon Valley will be participating in the Street Smarts Walk/Bike Challenge â€“ the largest number of schools ever to participate in one semester. The Walk/Bike Challenge, which is in its fourth year, encourages students throughout the valley to bike, walk, skateboard, or ride a scooter to school. Actively travelling to school promotes a healthy lifestyle, reduces air pollution, and reduces traffic congestion â€” all while reinforcing good safety habits.
This spring, the following San Ramon Valley elementary schools are participating in the Walk/Bike Challenge: Alamo, Bollinger Canyon, Coyote Creek, Green Valley, Greenbrook Hidden Hills, John Baldwin, Live Oak, Montevideo, Quail Run, Rancho Romero, Sycamore Valley, Tassajara Hills, Twin Creeks, Vista Grande, and Walt Disney. From April 29 to May 10, Â students from these schools will be challenged to â€œWalk and Rollâ€ to school as many times as possible. To track their trips, students go to www.walkbikechallenge.com and log the number of trips that they walked, biked, skateboarded, or rode a scooter to and from school or to and from the TRAFFIX bus stop.
Participating students will have the chance to win great prizes. Students earn a raffle ticket for their first trip and an additional ticket for every fourth trip â€“ meaning the more they participate, Â the greater their chances to win. Raffle prizes include a $150, $100, and $50 gift certificate to a local bike shop. In addition, all students who log 10 or more trips will receive a prize. Finally, the three schools with the highest participation will receive an award.
For more information, visit www.walkbikechallenge.com or contact Cathy DeLuca, Street Smarts Coordinator, at 925-314-3382 or [email protected]
STREET SMARTS is a traffic safety education campaign in the San Ramon Valley. Street Smarts partners include the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, the Town of Danville, the City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, and the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.