Bike Trains!

Bike Trains are a fun way for parents and kids to bike to school and practice safe bike skills together along the way! A bike train usually has 2-3 parents (a parent at each end and one in the middle if it's long) and has designated locations where they stop to pick up participants along … Continue reading Bike Trains!

Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair – June 2nd 2012

This year will be the 8th Annual Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! Safe the date: Saturday, June 2nd from 10am - 2:00pm at Eastside Marketplace Activities to look forward to: Free helmets  for kids 16 and under (given out by Moscow Police department) Helmet decorating … Continue reading Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair – June 2nd 2012

The Helmet Salute! – 2, 4, 1… helmet fitting can be fun!

I recently found this helmet salute and I think it's a great way to remember how your helmet should fit! Just remember, 2, 4, 1.... helmet fitting can be fun!             http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/safety/helmet/helmet_241.htm Here's a pdf hand-out they also provide http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/safety/helmet/pdf/wearitright.pdf Happy and safe riding!

CALL TO YOUNG ARTISTS!

Entry dead-line: March 27th 2012. See details below... Safe Routes to School Moscow– invites young artists to share their artwork about active travel! Active travel is any travel that uses human energy…walking, biking, boarding, sledding etc. If you get to school without a car, we want to see your art about it! Safe Routes also encourages ride … Continue reading CALL TO YOUNG ARTISTS!

Some of the best ways to increase your child’s safety

http://www.WalkBikeToSchool.org is a great place to learn about bike safety and fun ways to teach kids safe pedestrian skills There is way too much info for me to summarize so here are the links to get you started: Bike Safety: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/keep-going/bike-safety Pedestrian Safety:  http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/keep-going/pedestrian-safety Every year, about 25,000 child pedestrians are injured by motor vehicles. Reducing … Continue reading Some of the best ways to increase your child’s safety

Worldwide Day of Play on 9.24.11!

Worldwide Day of Play is on 9.24.11! Nickelodeon’s 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play is on Saturday, September 24th. Nickelodeon will go dark, completely turning off all programming, to encourage kids to get up, get out and go play. In honor of the event, thousands of local schools, communities, organizations and families host their very … Continue reading Worldwide Day of Play on 9.24.11!

Fill the Racks Summary!

Here's how it all happened... On Wednesday, May 4th all Elementary and Jr. high Schools in Moscow encouraged their students to ride, walk or roll to school for Fill the Racks! This event is the third Safe Routes to School event this year! All 8 schools participated: Lena Whitmore McDonal Elementary Moscow Charter Palouse Prarie Russell Elementary St. Mary's … Continue reading Fill the Racks Summary!

Fill the Racks! – May 4th

In celebration of the National Bike Month in May, Fill the Racks! is coming up on May 4th! All 3 annual events promote all active travel and busing to school. For this event espcially, Safe Routes to School encourages all students and parents on bikes to wear a helmet! Here are some ideas for your school … Continue reading Fill the Racks! – May 4th