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E-Newsletter       April  2014
In This Issue
Walk and Bike Rates Double in CA
Bike to School Day May 7
Win Bikes and Helmets
Donate Your Bikes
$70,000 rewards offered by Fire up your Feet
Federal Update
Family Biking Workshops
Learn to ride with the whole family.  Saturday workshops:
May 17
June 7
July 19

Used Bike Drive

Kent:

May 10 from 10:00-2:00

Mill Valley Middle School: May 17 from 9:00-3:00

April  Blog     
Women onWheels      

Women's Classes starting in April

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 May 7 is National Bike To School Day

 

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Walking and Biking Rates Double in California

                           

Edna Walkers

  

A sea of change is underway in how Californians choose to travel. Since 2000, rates of walking, bicycling, and transit use doubled and the driving rate decreased 11% according to the California Household Travel Survey. A report on the comprehensive travel survey results was completed in June of 2013 but was just announced by Caltrans this week.

 

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Bike to School Day May 7

 

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May 7 is National Bike to School Day. End the year with a bang by organizing bike trains for your school. We have posters, customizable flyers and erasers to distribute. Contact Laura to let us know your needs. Be sure to register for Bike to School Day with the National Center. Attend their webinar and learn to create a great event.

Register Your School to Win Bike and Helmets

 

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The National Center for Safe Routes to School announced today its partnership with Schwinn's Helmets on Heads program in 2014. The first of several planned activities is the Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway, which will provide 10 bikes and 20 helmets to 10 schools and community organizations across the US.

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Donate Your Bikes!

 

Bike donation

 

Do you have used bikes sitting in your garage.  Some child would love to have it.  Donate your bikes in two bike drives organized by middle school students

Bacich School May 10

Mill Valley Middle School May 17

for more information contact [email protected]

  

Fire up Your Feet Challenge Offers $70,000

 

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The Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge kicks off April and May in select states and regions. Sign up today!  More than $70,000 in awards will be given out nationally to support active schools. 
  
Already signed up? Check out our 
promotional resources to share information about Fire Up Your Feet with schools in your district or community.  

 

Federal Update

 

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued its long awaited rule on how safety measures will be implemented on our roads, and the news isn't good for bicyclists and pedestrians.  While we work on Capitol Hill to ensure the safety of all road users is taken into account when spending federal safety dollars, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership called on its supporters this week to contact USDOT and stand up for people walking and bicycling.


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