Click here for Safe Routes tools to help you and your students stay active and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

During the coronavirus shelter in place order, we’re here to support you.

As we finish the year from our homes, we want you to know that we’re still here to help support you in your efforts to keep kids healthy and active.

Now more than ever, walking and bicycling (at a safe distance of 6 feet apart, of course) are great ways to maintain a healthy immune system and positive outlook. Below, you’ll find easy-to-follow plans for at-home educational activities and webinars that will keep entire families moving:

We’ll keep adding activities throughout the spring, and we’d love to hear from you if you have a request for something that would be helpful for you!

Activities

Items marked with an * are part of  the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Educator Guide, a resource full of healthy walking and rolling activities that overlap with Common Core standards.

Resources for Everyone

Grades K-1

Grades 2-3

Grades 4-5

Middle School

  • Project Ride Smart Bike Safety Videos – A driver’s education program, but for bikes! This program from North Natomas Jibe teaches traffic principals and on-bike handling skills.
  • Climate Conversation Contest – Create an online video, Tiktok, art piece, or photo essay about your experience with climate change. On Monday, April 20, join an interactive workshop for storytelling tips and tricks and insight on how to frame your message to reach more people. Top climate communicators will win cash prizes!. Submissions due May 18
  • Go Green Middle School Curriculum for Remote Learning – Lessons to teach students about the benefits of changing their transportation mode, in an effort to protect ecosystems and increase physical activity. These tailored lessons include thought provoking activities and videos.
  • Go Green Middle School Jeopardy – Test your transportation mode knowledge with this fun Jeopardy game!
  • Pedestrian Safer Journey – This video and quiz teaches students about pedestrian safety. Use it on its own or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
  • Bicycle Safer Journey – This video and quiz teaches students about bicycle safety. Use it on its own or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
  • Rising 9th Grader Youth Task Force Recruiting Document – The SR2S program is looking for middle school students that will be entering high school in the fall to become a part of the SR2S Youth Task Force!
  • Bicycle Flash Cards – A virtual set of flashcards that will help students learn the different parts of a bicycle. Simply download a free app and enter the provided code.
  • Middle School Resources – A collection of lessons, activities, and literature specifically geared towards engaging and educating middle school students. Each link comes with a title description and lots of activities.
  • Nike Run Club (free download) – Taking regular jogs to stay healthy? Make sure every run counts with the Nike Run Club app. Track runs, challenge friends and get motivated to keep going.

High School

  • Ultimate Bicycle Quiz – Take this online quiz from How Stuff Works to test your bicycle knowledge.
  • Climate Conversation Contest – Create an online video, TikTok, art piece, or photo essay about your experience with climate change. On Monday, April 20, join an interactive workshop for storytelling tips and tricks and insight on how to frame your message to reach more people. Top climate communicators will win cash prizes!. Submissions due May 18
  • High School Rail Safety Presentation – Learn more about rail safety through this PowerPoint presentation.
  • Pedestrian Safer Journey – This video and quiz teaches students about pedestrian safety. Use it on its own or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
  • Bicycle Safer Journey – This video and quiz teaches students about bicycle safety. Use it on its own or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
  • High School Summer Reading List – Even if you’re indoors, you can go anywhere with a good book. Here’s a list of good books with a great topic: bikes! Read these stories while school’s out and get motivated to ride all summer long.
  • Nike Run Club (free download) – Taking regular jogs to stay healthy? Make sure every run counts with the Nike Run Club app. Track runs, challenge friends and get motivated to keep going.
  • What to Do During The Lockdown Video – Are you bored and not sure what else to do during the stay-at-home order? The Alameda County Safe Routes to School HS Youth Task Force have come up with some ideas to help you stay fit physically and mentally.  

Webinars

We can’t visit your school, but we’re hosting a number of webinars on bike maintenance and biking and walking safety so your students can continue to learn throughout the spring. Each webinar will be broadcast multiple times, and we hope we’ll see you at one of the showings!

Wednesday, May 27

  • Children Behaviors/School Traffic Issues: Discuss on how to promote the Pedestrian Rodeo to your schools and learn about the scheduling protocol and lessons. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle, bicycle helmet and backpack by taking a short quiz at the end of the webinar.
  • Virtual BikeMobile: Bike Types, Selection, and Fit – Decide what kind of bike is right for you
  • Children Behaviors, Driver Behavior Common Causes, Countermeasures, Involvement: Learn how to keep your children safe as pedestrians and how you can have a role in your school’s Safe Routes to Schools Program. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle, bicycle helmet and backpack by taking a short quiz at the end of the webinar.
  • Virtual BikeMobile: Lock Up Your Bike! – Tips and tricks to keep your bike from getting stolen.
  • Virtual BikeMobile: Flat Tire Repair Clinic – How to fix a flat tire like a pro.

Thursday, May 28

  • Children Behaviors/School Traffic Issues: Discuss on how to promote the Pedestrian Rodeo to your schools and learn about the scheduling protocol and lessons. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle, bicycle helmet and backpack by taking a short quiz at the end of the webinar.
  • Drive Your Bike 1: Introduction to Bike Safety. Includes helmet & bike fit.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Drive Your Bike 2: Getting on the Road. Includes pre-ride safety check & bike handling skills.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Drive Your Bike 3: Navigating Streets Safely. Includes intersections & rules of right of way.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Children Behaviors, Driver Behavior Common Causes, Countermeasures, Involvement: Learn how to keep your children safe as pedestrians and how you can have a role in your school’s Safe Routes to Schools Program. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle, bicycle helmet and backpack by taking a short quiz at the end of the webinar.

Friday, May 29

  • Pedestrian Safety: Take the Pedestrian Safety Challenge! All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle, bicycle helmet and backpack by taking a short quiz at the end of the webinar.

Tuesday, June 2

  • Drive Your Bike 1: Introduction to Bike Safety. Includes helmet & bike fit.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Drive Your Bike 2: Getting on the Road. Includes pre-ride safety check & bike handling skills.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Drive Your Bike 3: Navigating Streets Safely. Includes intersections & rules of right of way.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    • Join webinar

Thursday, June 4

  • Drive Your Bike 1: Introduction to Bike Safety. Includes helmet & bike fit.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Drive Your Bike 2: Getting on the Road. Includes pre-ride safety check & bike handling skills.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
    • Join webinar
  • Drive Your Bike 3: Navigating Streets Safely. Includes intersections & rules of right of way.
    • Age range: Geared toward middle school, all ages welcome
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    • Join webinar