Morning negotiations just got easier.

Free breakfast for your kid on us when they bike or walk to school.*

Watch Goldi's story: 

Biking to school every day changed her son's ability to show up in class.

Cleaner 

Environment

When families decide to lace up their sneakers or strap on their bike helmets to get to school instead of riding in a car, they help reduce the number of air pollutants emitted by automobiles.

Healthier

Communities

The common goal of improving conditions for walking and bicycling brings families, neighbors, school officials and community leaders together. The sense of community also builds as children and parents develop walking and bicycling buddies and chat with neighbors on the sidewalk or path.

Promotes

Safety

Communities with higher rates of walking and bicycling tend to have lower crash rates for all travel modes. One reason may be that motorists drive more cautiously when they expect to encounter walkers and bicyclists. More walkers and bicyclists can also improve personal security by providing more “eyes on the street.”

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Bike & Walk to School Day

Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00–8:15 am*

Building a better community. One breakfast at a time.

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Wear bright colors

Dark clothing is especially hard to see for a driver. Stand out as much as possible by wearing a bright jacket, shirt, or helmet. 

Bike lights during the day time are especially useful for those foggy mornings. Too much of a good thing is never bad in this instance.

Everything you need to feel comfortable guiding your kid to school is right here.

Go with the flow

Always, always ride your bike in the direction of traffic unless there is a contra flow lane (e.g. Pacific Ave.)

Pedestrians should stay on the sidewalk and follow any traffic signs.

Protect your head

Did you know that all children under the age of 18 years old are required by law to wear a helmet? This includes bikes, skateboards, scooters, and skates. 

This really goes for both you and your child. You can prevent so many injuries simply by wearing a properly fitted helmet.

Identify your route

Start by figuring out the safest way to get to and from school. Check out CRUZ511, or download the RTC's County or City Map. You can even plan out your own route in Google Maps with their bike path filter. There are many options and local resources to get you where you need to go!

Find a local friend

Chat with a neighbor to see if they ever walk or bike their kid to school. Biking or walking in groups also creates a bigger footprint for getting noticed by drivers. 

It's also a chance to make new friends and create a way to connect in your community.

Practice makes perfect

Try not to wait until the morning of Bike & Walk to School Day for a family bike ride. Use the time on the weekend to practice your route so both you and your child are familiar and stress-free. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00–8:15 am* 

Save the date!

*Participating schools and times may vary, check with your school for details.