May 9th is National Bike to School Day – take part in this fun day and get the kids riding to school. Register your school at:
May is National Bike Month, but let’s remember to follow safety rules – watch the TYO video as kids ask parents to lead by example and give great information on how to be safe bikers and walkers! Plus it’s subtitled in Spanish!
Want to host a bicycle rodeo at your school? Click the link for more information and to start scheduling your event – hurry dates fill up fast!
Constest is done, congratulations to all the fantastic entries!
If you are a 5th grade teacher in Virginia contact us immediately at email@example.com to be part of this exciting contest.
There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the state. Click here for themes, rules and entry forms.
Learn to incorporate bus riders into your Safe Routes program efforts, view the TYO webinar presentation here:
to hear the entire webinar, visit www.americawalks.org.
TYO “How-to” Manual for implementing the SRTS program at your school!
This easy to read and follow manual helps guide you through the process from an idea to implementation, with tips and tricks to make your program successful. This is a vital tool that can be used to help you and your school implement the safe routes to school education, encouragement and evaluaton programs. Get your free copy here: SRTS.Howto.Manual2011
Just Announced! TYO wins VA Governor’s Pedestrian / Bicycle Safety Award.
We are thrilled to be awarded this honor recognizing all of our efforts in implementating the SRTS programs, in particular highlighting the program that helped saved Casssidy’s life. We are proud to announce this distinguishment. Read the full press release here.
Trails for Youth.Org currently works with close to 15 Northern Virginia schools to coordinate and implement the Safe Routes to School education and encouragement program elements. Through our efforts we have reached over 8,000 youth and engaged them in many activities supporting the need to be more active in walking or biking to and from school. Through participation in International Walk 2 School Day, bicycle rodeos and skills sessions, Walking Wednesdays, Frequent Walker programs, Fitness Fridays, Go Green Transportation Clubs, Parent and Student Pedestrian seminars, we mentor youth on the importance of creating a healthy lifestyle and choosing to walk or bike to / from school and beyond.
If you would like your school to participate in the Safe Routes to School Programs, contact Megan Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in scheduling a bicycle rodeo at your school we are happy to offer this on-site service.