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.

The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge and Walk and Bike to School Day took place in October.  See a list of K-12 schools  that participated in the events and that will continue to promote the SchoolPool program to parents and encourage student participation. iCommute provides marketing materials, incentives, and support.

Parents who logged their child(ren)’s trips during the challenge had a chance to win exclusive prizes from iCommute. 
Families who keep the momentum going and continue to log trips throughout November have another chance to win a kids’ bike!

Winners announced. 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 TripTrackerOverall, participants logged miles equivalent to 56,313 home runs in Petco Park and burned calories equal to snorkeling in La Jolla Cove for 673 hours! The three schools with the largest percentage of students participating have won money for classroom supplies:

  • FIRST PLACE ($1,000): Flora Vista Elementary School
  • SECOND PLACE ($750): Ocean Knoll Elementary School
  • THIRD PLACE ($500): Mission Estancia Elementary School

These schools were presented with a giant check at a school assembly and recognized in a SANDAG press release, in social media, and on the iCommute website.

Students who won kids’ bikes for taking and logging alternative commute trips are from the following elementary schools: Silver Gate, Hedenkamp, Heritage, and Albert Einstein Academies. Another bike will be given away in November!

There are many benefits to participating in the annual Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge:

  • 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
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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