Back To School Transportation Planning & Fun!
Back to School Transportation Workshops
Thursday, August 26, 6 p.m.
Cafeteria of Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Thursday, September 2, 6 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School, 680 E. 24th
Get your family ready to go to school! How will they get there without YOU driving them?! What transportation options do you have? Come learn some walking, biking, busing, and carpooling tips and hear about “SchoolPool”, Walking School Buses, the Bus Pass Program for middle and high school students, safer route selections, and more!
Experts will be on hand from point2point solutions and Eugene Safe Routes to School as well as “real” parents sharing their experiences. Come to learn and ask questions.
Street Skills for Families
Saturday, October 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
Class attendees will not only learn about basic traffic skills in this three hour course but also learn how to perform a bicycle safety check, properly fit a helmet, size a bicycle for a child, and properly carry things on a bicycle. Information will also be provided about gear and clothing, use of lights, and locking a bike. The majority of the course will be conducted indoors but the last portion will be held in the parking lot where drills and a final ride on neighborhood streets will be conducted.
This class is made for parents AND kids so all participants are asked to bring a bicycle and a helmet with them to class. Some reduced cost helmets will be available. Anyone requiring a loaner bicycle for the class is asked to state that in the comments section of the registration form. This class is geared towards children ages 5 – 13 and is free and open to all families but registration is required: http://eugenesrts.org/events/streetskillsforfamilies
Light snacks will be provided.
International Walk + Bike to School Day is October 6
Join kids and families around the globe and walk + bike to school on Wednesday, October 6. Make sure your school is registered today at www.walknbike.org.
Why register now? Your school will be counted among the millions worldwide participating in Walk + Bike to School Day. Plus, the first two hundred schools to register in Oregon receive FREE incentives to give away at the event, including Walk + Bike stickers, shoelaces, and a Nutcase helmet. We hope to get over 30 schools in Eugene registered this year and we have some very special treats and incentives planned at the local level so get registered and put the date on your calendar now to join in the fun! Click here to register your school.