As students head back to school, encourage them to use active transportation and walk, ride, or roll to school. K-12 schools or school districts can join iCommute to help teach students skills and safety techniques to build confidence and promote healthier lifestyles by hosting a free Walk, Ride, and Roll to School class or event.
Events range from elementary safety assemblies, tailored for teaching the basics of walking and biking safety, to interactive bike workshops for middle and high school students.
Other events include bike rodeos, where younger students pedal around school playgrounds or parking lots to develop biking skills and gain confidence; encouragement rides, where students and parents learn to ride safely around the school neighborhood; and bike maintenance quick checks, where certified instructors demonstrate the basics of checking a bike for safe riding. Students can even participate in a balancing and skateboarding safety class to learn balance and position, proper technique, and safety tips.
Schools and school districts interested in a free iCommute Walk, Ride, and Roll to School event can register online. More information, including class and event descriptions, can be found on the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School web page. Classes and events are offered for the 2016-2017 school year on a first-come, first served basis.
For more information, call 511 and say “Schools” or email iCommute@sandag.org.
The iCommute Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Team