Bike to the Moon Week

Child on bike in space suit

 

Bike to the Moon Week 2022 is ready for launch!

 

What is Bike to the Moon Week?

In celebration of Bike Month in May, the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program will host Bike to the Moon Week, a week-long virtual event from Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13, 2022. During the celebration, students, families, and school staff are invited to track miles and minutes of activity with the goal of “biking” all the way to the moon, which is 286,900 miles away! Participants can earn moon miles by biking, walking, rolling, or learning about bike safety.

The Alameda County SR2S Program will provide all the necessary event materials free of charge to each school that registers by April 22nd, 2022. The registration link is in the the sidebar on the right!

 

Who Can Participate? (Sneak peek: Everyone!)

This event is open to all schools enrolled in the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program. We encourage everyone in your school community to participate, including students, teachers, champions, and administrators! We also encourage neighbors and community members to join in on the fun. 

If your school is not enrolled in the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program, or you don’t go to school, you can still participate in Bike to the Moon Week. If you’re not sure, reach out to us at info@alamedacountysr2s.org. All activities will be tracked in the same mileage tracking form.

 

Is there an in-person part to Bike to the Moon Week?

Yes! We invite schools to host a Bike to School Day any day during the week. This is a great way to celebrate Bike Month with a bike train or a walking school bus to your school. To host a Bike to School Day, reach out to your school’s site coordinator.

 

How Can I Track My Miles and Minutes?

We know that 286,900 miles is a long distance to travel – we can make it with your help! To get us to the moon, we will convert all activity, minutes or miles, into “moon miles” using the Mileage Tracking Form. You don’t have to worry about doing the conversions – the Mileage Tracking Form will automatically do it for you. If you are curious, we are using the following conversions:

  • 1 mile of biking = 25 moon miles
  • 10 minutes of biking = 25 moon miles
  • 10 minutes of another physical activity (walking, scooting, skating, taking public transportation) = 25 moon miles
  • 1 post on social media about the event, with #IBikedToTheMoon = 25 moon miles
  • Attend 1 education event * = 100 moon miles

*Educational events include a BikeMobile visit, Safe Routes to Schools storytime, Bike rodeos, Pedestrian rodeos, Go Green presentations, and more!

During Bike to the Moon Week, you will fill out your own mileage tracking form. You can enter how many miles you biked, or how long (in minutes) of other physical activity you completed. You can also let us know if you participated in an educational event. There is no limit to the number of activities you can submit. You can submit your moon miles through the Mileage Tracking Form each day, or all at once. Just make sure that you don’t double-count your activities.

 

Key Tracking Forms Dates

  • Tracking Form Opens: Monday, May 9 at 7:00 am PST
  • Tracking Form Closes: Monday, May 16 at 5:00 pm PST – Be sure to enter all your miles and minutes by then!

 

Prizes

Participating students will receive a reflective sticker for your helmet or bike. Middle school students will receive bike lights, and high school students will receive a tote bag, courtesy of Bike East Bay.

 

Have questions?

If you have questions about the event, you contact us at info@alamedacountysr2s.org.

 

See you on the moon!