Registration Is Open For Oregon's 2012 Walk+Bike to School Retreat

Come join us for the Second Annual Oregon Walk+Bike to School Retreat in Bend, Oregon June 21-23 as Oregonians interested in Walk + Bike to School and Safe Routes issues come together for an event that will give you an opportunity to access training*, learn best practices, network with others working on these issues, and work with us to create a strong state network.

Please register by March 30th for the low price of $10/day (plus a $2 processing fee). Registration is limited to 100 participants due to space, so please register early to ensure your participation. Click HERE to register.

Here is some information to get you started:

  • Cost for the retreat is just $10/day plus a $2 processing fee and includes printed material, trainings, networking, and light snacks.
  • Travel and meals are not included but we are working to secure $75 reimbursement scholarships provided to approximately 30 attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We will have more information in March.
  • Professional Development Unit Certificates are available. Check with your district to confirm requirements.
  • If you are interested in carpooling or room sharing, please use the Walk+Bike Retreat Bulletin Board.

The basic agenda is:

Thursday, 6/21/12:

  • 9:00-11:00am: Bike Safety Educators Statewide Debrief. This event is happening in conjuncture with the Retreat and is open to Retreat Participants.
  • 12:30-4:00pm: Part 1 of the Bike Safety Education Curriculum and Traffic Safety Training.
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Welcome, networking, identifying and prioritizing goals exercise.

Friday, 6/22/12:

  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm: Trainings*
  • 6:00-9:00pm: Networking Event

Saturday, 6/23/12:

  • 9:30-11:30: Walk+Bike Network Annual Meeting and Statewide Partnership discussion. Topics include setting goals for the next year, reviewing last year’s goals and progress.
  • 12:30-2:00pm: World CafĂ© networking and brainstorming activity.

*Friday Trainings: (more information about trainings can be found at

  • Part 2: Bike Safety Education Curriculum and Traffic Safety
  • Neighborhood Navigators Curriculum: Environmental Education
  • Encouragement Event Panel Discussion
  • Fundraising and Action Plans
  • Advocating for your program
  • Walk+Bike Encouragement Events

Bertha completing the Bike Safety Education Curriculum Training at the 2011 Retreat