The Bicycle Transportation Alliance needs your help to sustain and grow the Walk+Bike Education program and encourage more kids in Oregon to stay active, healthy, and safe.
One of the coolest things the BTA does is to provide a 10-hour, in-school bike safety education program to thousands of Oregon students each year. The 5th graders who graduate the program know how to safely handle a bike, how to signal turns, and probably understand the rules of right of way better than 50% of the adult drivers on our roads. You can pretty much pick out the kids who have participated in our program by seeing how they ride.
Our twenty year goal is to see the program offered in every school in Oregon. Our goal this spring is to raise $3,000 to support the program for one more season in some Oregon communities that are feeling pinched.
We are inviting Walk+Bike coordinators, teachers, parents, and anyone else to join our Walk+Bike Fundraising Challenge to raise money to support our education programs. Set your own personal fundraising goal, then challenge your friends, family, and coworkers to donate. Creativity is encouraged!
Meet a few of our social fundraisers and check out their pages for inspiration.
"I am a 4th and 5th grade teacher in the David Douglas district. My students have been the lucky recipients of the BTA's program for the last six years."
"The experience of biking to school transformed my life as a teenager, so I hope you can lend $10, $30 or more to support this program that's near and dear to my heart."
"60% of kids don't get exercise outside of school. That's horrible! Let's change it."
Ready to join the Walk+Bike fundraising campaign? (Did we mention there are prizes?)
Get all the details, see sample fundraising pages, and read a social fundraising FAQ here.