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Bike to the Moon Week, Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14, 2021

Child on bike in space suit

 

 

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 10 to Friday, May 14, 2021. During the celebration, students, families, and school staff are invited to track your miles and minutes of activity with the goal of “biking” all the way to the moon, which is 286,900 miles away! You can do this by biking, walking, rolling, taking transit, 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 16th, 2021. The registration form can be found here.

 

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 sign up here to participate in Bike to the Moon Week. If you’re not sure, reach out to us at info@alamedacountysr2s.org.

 

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 = 50 moon miles
  • 10 minutes of biking = 50 moon miles
  • 10 minutes of another physical activity (walking, scooting, skating, taking public transportation) = 50 moon miles
  • 1 post on social media about the event, with #IBikedToTheMoon = 50 moon miles
  • Attend 1 online education event * = 100 moon miles

*Online 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 online 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 10 at 7:00 am PST
  • Tracking Form Closes: Monday, May 17 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. Students will also receive a digital picture frame that can be used on social media. Participating students and teachers will be entered into a countywide drawing for a grand prize.

 

Have questions?

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

 

See you on the moon!

Resources

Registration link

 

Materials:

Promotional Poster – English

Toolkit (coming soon)

 

Educational Activities:

BikeMobile visit

SR2S Storytime 

Bike rodeos

Pedestrian rodeos

Go Green