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E-Newsletter       June 2015
In This Issue
Teen Ambasador Awards
Bike Giveaway
And a Tricycle Too
Volunteers Honored
Strawberry Angel Island Bike Trip

Report your Bike Incident

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A guide to great family biking opportunities in Marin and beyond



Congressional Awards Presented to our Safe Routes to Schools Teens 



Over 50 Marin County students, parents and teachers attended our first Teen Ambassador Award and Celebration ceremony to honor the significant leadership and actions of students who have promoted green transportation and addressed street safety concerns in their communities this year. 


Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition signed by the Honorable Jared Huffman were presented to the clubs, classes and individuals who partner with Safe Routes to Schools' Teens Go Green Program. 


Initiatives created and implemented by middle and high school student leaders included: 

  • A Bike Donation Drive by Hall Middle School Leadership
  • Distracted Driving Campaign by Drake High School Peer Resource
  • An Amazing Transit Race by Terra Linda High School (Marin School of Environmental Leadership - MSEL) and Drake High School ASB
  • Advocacy with Marin Transit by MSEL student to acquire additional early morning bus service at Terra Linda High School.

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Bel Aire Students Receive Bikes from Middle School Students



The Safe Routes team delivered bikes and helmets to 26 students and some of their parents and siblings on May 15th at Bahia Vista Elementary School. This was possible due to the generosity of a six-student community service committee from Hall Middle School, who hosted the bike donation drive. Bikes from previous drives held at Mill Valley and Kent Middle Schools were also included.


Mike's Bikes loaned a truck to transport the bikes and City Cycle tuned and repaired the bikes for free, so they could be delivered in pristine shape to their new owners. The recipient families were so thrilled to have their new wheels!

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 And a Tricycle Too! 



A happy family from the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael won a three-wheeled bicycle during the Marin Health Department's Fruit and Veggie Festival on May 18th. Shown are the mom, dad and child winners with Oscar Guardado (center), with the Health Department, and Dr. Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne (left), host of the radio show Cuerpo Corazón Comunidad.  This very special trike was donated by Bill and Genevieve Lescohier during a bike donation drive at Hall Middle School organized by SR2S to collect bikes for Bahia Vista Elementary families. 


Volunteers Honored at Year-End Luncheon



Over 35 parents crowded around tables at our annual spring volunteer luncheon and were acknowledged for their outstanding leadership work.

The Safe Routes Team Leaders organize Walk and Roll Wednesdays at their schools to encourage green travel. Many of the volunteer teams also organized Walking School Buses, Bike Trains and contests.


These luncheons take place three times a year. This year marked the first year we welcomed our new volunteers from the Hispanic community. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who are working to create a culture of walking and biking at Marin Schools.


If you would like to volunteer for Safe Routes to Schools contact or for Spanish speakers contact  


Strawberry School Children Bike to Angel Island 



Fourth graders at Strawberry Point Elementary took a very special biking field trip to Angel Island State Park. After completing bike safety classes with Safe Routes to Schools, the entire fourth grade rode bikes from their school to the ferry at Tiburon, with many choosing to continue around the entire island. This is the sixth Angel Island bike field trip organized by teacher Cristi McCabe. Safe Routes to Schools was glad to partner with this great event that demonstrates how much can be accomplished by bike. 


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