Oregon Walk and Bike News

Kids at 250 schools will Walk+Bike on Oct 9th!

Are you ready for Walk+Bike to School Day on October 9th?

picIf you have not signed your school up at walknbike.org, you should stop what you are doing and do it NOW!  (*If you don't have any kids in school or are not a part of a school community skip to the end of this post.)

We just reached our goal of 250 schools signed up (Way to go, Oregon!!). We have 10 more goodie boxes left. If you sign up by 9am tomorrow morning, there should be time to mail it to you before next Wednesday.

We know you are probably thinking, "I'm way too busy." We know you're probably right: you are busy! You need a vacation!

But check this out: exercising before school increases kids' ability to concentrate and creating healthy habits now will set kids up for an entire life-time of daily exercise. You can help create a lifetime of improved concentration and health for your kids, just by signing up. Now that's a good use of a couple minutes.

It's super easy. Say thanks to the kids who already walk and ride to school. Others will join in.

Don't forget to sign up at walknbike.org.

*Alright DINKs and SINKs, here's what you can do: Everyone's invited to Live the Revolution on October 17th! Every beer you drink will go towards getting more kids walking and biking. This fun, bike-storytelling event is for all.

Register for Walk+Bike to School Day by Thursday

How will you celebrate Walk+Bike to School Day on October 9th? #walknbike



Inspiring folks all over Oregon have already registered 227 schools for Walk+Bike to School Day on October 9th and our goal is to have 250 schools participate this year. We only have incentive boxes for the next 23 schools that register so claim your goodies by signing your school up for Walk+Bike to School Day or asking a friend who is involved in a school community to do it (tell them you'll volunteer to help!).

 

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Register by Thursday to ensure that you'll get your incentives in time for October 9th.



Every school that participates has hundreds of students who may have never walked to school.... ever. Be the one who gives these kids an active experience they will want to do over and over, walking or biking to school. They are counting on you to help them take steps towards a healthier future. Sign a school up now.

Maybe you are not sure if you have time to take on one more thing. Not true. Well, probable true, but Walk+Bike to School Day can take as little or as much time as you have to plan and implement. Need ideas? Here you go!



Extra Credit: You can sign up for Fire Up Your Feet and encourage walking and biking through the whole month of October! When you sign up for FEET you are automatically signed up for Walk+Bike to School Day and will receive the box of incentives.

A New Morning Routine: Walk+Bike to School

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Looking for a free way to get your kids moving in the morning?

Close your eyes and imagine that it is October 9th, International Walk+Bike to School Day. Unlike other mornings when vehicle traffic is heavy, the quiet around the school in your neighborhood is broken by students' laughter and chatting as they walk and bike onto school grounds. You hear the sounds of a healthy school community forming, and you want to make sure that it happens every day. How do you want to celebrate?

That is what organizing Walk+Bike to School Day is all about.

  • It is turning the morning commute to school into a community building, healthy and reinvigorating, mind clearing activity that serves kids, parents, and teachers.
  • It is celebrating what makes us happy and healthy and encouraging others to join in.
  • It is a way for individuals to solve some of the larger problems facing our country by walking and biking to decrease obesity and chronic diseases, decrease green house gases, and increase students' ability to concentrate in school.

 

Amazing folks all over the state have already registered 196 schools for this event. We have boxes of incentives for the next 54 that sign up. Claim one of these 54 spots by signing your school up for Walk+Bike to School Day or asking a friend who is involved in a school community to do it (tell them you'll volunteer to help!).

 

How will you celebrate?

#walknbike