Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is an awareness campaign implemented by the iCommute SchoolPool program and Safe Routes to School initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, carpool, or take transit to school; to raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. The 2013 Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge was presented by Chipotle.
During October 2013, a record-breaking 47 schools across the San Diego region participated in the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge! These schools represented more than 30,000 students. Parents were encouraged to log their children’s trips in TripTracker. The school with the largest percentage of parents who logged their children’s carpool, transit, walk, and/or bike to school trips won the challenge. Scooters, skates, and skateboards counted too. Overall, 8,582 miles were logged during the challenge, which is equivalent to 125,869 home runs at Petco Park or 91 one-way trips to Disneyland!
More than 3,100 local students from 25 schools participated in Walk and Bike to School Day on October 9, 2013. Throughout San Diego County, kids tried an active way to get to school such as walking, biking, or riding a scooter, skates, or skateboard.
Thank you to all of the participants, and congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge! These schools won a check from the SANDAG iCommute program to purchase school supplies:
1st Place: Flora Vista Elementary $1,000 2nd Place: Ocean Knoll Elementary $750 3rd Place: Heritage Elementary $500
1st Place: Flora Vista Elementary $1,000
2nd Place: Ocean Knoll Elementary $750
3rd Place: Heritage Elementary $500
This year’s challenge also included students from seventeen South Bay schools who took part in the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Chula Vista Challenge. The Chula Vista Elementary School District, Sweetwater Union High School District, National School District, and City of Chula Vista Recreation Department took part in a pilot program to incorporate year-round schools in the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge and SchoolPool activities. In addition to the chance to win regional prizes for school supplies, the top participating school, Heritage Elementary School, won a lunchtime radio appearance from Energy 103.7 and will enjoy a two-hour visit with AJ in the Mornings — including music, giveaways, and recognition on the radio!
Schools that participated in the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge won in so many ways. Benefits of active transportation and this challenge include:
Even though the Walk, Ride, and Roll challenge is over, administrators can still enroll their school in SchoolPool for the 2013-2014 year. See a list of participating schools. Students are encouraged to walk, ride, and roll to school with SchoolPool throughout the year. Parents can use SchoolPool to find public transit routes, carpool partners, bike buddies, and walking school buses. Additionally, parents who track their child(ren)’s trips in the online TripTracker tool are eligible for monthly prizes.
For more information on the SchoolPool program, or the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 511 and say "iCommute."
San Diego Zoo
SchoolPool is a great way to connect students to the environment by encouraging walking and biking. Children who spend more time in nature connect better with wildlife and conservation - which is what the Zoo likes to see happen! - San Diego Zoo, 2013 Gold Annual Partner
School Administrator's SchoolPool Registration Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Guidelines Safety Tips
SchoolPool fact sheet (English/Spanish)
How Parents Sign Up for SchoolPool Step-by-Step (English/Spanish)
School Administrator’s Guide to SchoolPool