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Events and Newsletters
March 7 - 4th Annual National Bicycling Poster Contest – The Saris Cycling Group is holding a poster making contest for 5thgrade students across the country. One winning 5th grade student from Virginia will receive a new bicycle, bike light, helmet, and will be entered in the National Bicycling Poster competition. One National winner will receive a trip to the 2015 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. and their school will receive bicycle parking for twenty bikes and a bike/walk tracking system called The Hub.
This contest is an interactive activity to give students an opportunity to express their creativity, to get excited about bicycling, and to learn about healthy living. All submissions are due by March 7, 2014. To learn more about the contest, please read the Virginia contest rules and the contest permission slip.
March 12 – Virginia Safe Routes to School Liability Webinar – Join the Virginia safe Routes to School program for the next webinar in our series to increase safe biking and walking to school. We’ll discuss how a lack of consistent and correct information regarding liability can affect a Safe Routes to School project and we’ll talk with Becky Short, a Safe Routes to School Division Coordinator in Prince William County, who has worked with her division to address how to best understand liability and share that information with school administrators. Be sure to register online and get around this road block to safely biking and walking to school!
April 9 – Virginia Safe Routes to School Bike Trains and Walking School Buses Best Practices Webinar – In preparation of National Bike to School Day, please join the Virginia Safe Routes to School Program for a webinar where we’ll discuss the best practices for establishing and sustaining walking school buses and bike trains at your school. Walking school buses and bike trains are great ways to encourage both students and parents to walk or bike to school as well as teach pedestrian and bicycling safety, and they are a great way to include the community in a Safe Routes to School project. Register online now to help get bike trains and walking school buses moving at your school!
The Virginia Safe Routes to School Newsletter is a great way to keep abreast of the latest SRTS developments in Virginia.
Each newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles addressing such issues as SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
To receive an email version the Virginia Safe Routes to School Newsletter, sign up for our email list. Click below for the PDF.
- February 2014 (2.6 MB)
- December 2013(3.2 MB)
- October 2013 (2.4 MB)
- Special edition: July 2013 (2.5 MB)
- April 2013 (2.5 MB)
- February 2013 (3 MB)
- December 2012 (2.5 MB)
- October 2012 (1.8 MB)
- September 2012 (1 MB)
- April 2012 (1 MB)
- January 2012 (1 MB)
- December 2011 (1 MB)
- Special edition: International Walk to School Day - Oct. 5, 2011 (720 KB)
- Special edition, part 2 (704 KB)
- July 2011 (1.5 MB)
- June 2011 (2 MB)
- May 2011 (1 MB)
- April 2011 (1.8 MB)
- March 2011 (475 KB)
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA