Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School

Active transportation for students and money for schools

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.

  • It’s FREE and offers transportation solutions when bus funding is limited and gas prices are high
  • Improves children’s health – increased physical activity can help combat childhood obesity 
  • Gives parents a chance to connect with their kids while walking or biking to school 
  • Improves air quality and the environment 
  • Helps schools and districts meet their green goals
  • Encourages safer environments around school zones – less traffic congestion can improve safety
  • Instills healthy habits in children’s commute decisions
  • Free safety materials and classes for students and parents
  • Schools have the chance to win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies
The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge and Walk and Bike to School Day took place in October. For more information, please refer to the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge Guidelines. See a list of K-12 schools in San Diego County that enrolled in SchoolPool or participated in the events. These schools will continue to promote the SchoolPool program to parents and encourage student participation. iCommute provides marketing materials, incentives, and support.

Which school will win up to $1,000?
The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge was October 6 – 10 for traditional school schedules, and October 13 – 17 for year-round school schedules. In honor of International Walk to School Day, many schools held a Walk and Bike to School Day event on Wednesday, October 8 as featured in this news clip. SANDAG provided free event supplies and resources. 

Throughout the week-long challenge, schools  received points for children’s walk, bike, carpool, or public transit trips to school. Schools received one point for every alternative commute trip logged by parents in TripTracker on iCommuteSD.com. Scooters, skates, and skateboards counted too. The school with the largest percentage of participation will win; winners will be announced by November 6, 2014. First place wins $1,000 for school supplies; second place gets $750; third place receives $500!

Along with cash prizes for the winning schools, parents who logged their child(ren)’s trips during the challenge have a chance to win exclusive prizes from iCommute - including a new kids' bike. Families who keep the momentum going and continue to log trips throughout October and November have another chance to win – a new kids’ bike will be given away each month!

For more information on the SchoolPool program, or the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, email schoolpool@sandag.org, or call 511 and say "SchoolPool." 

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