Designed to teach children, through hands-on experience, how to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists. This is a fun opportunity to improve cycling skills and reinforce safety behavior. This is not the place to teach a young person how to ride a bicycle. These clinics can be elaborate or as basic as you and your volunteers choose to make it.
Students and parents have the opportunity to register for a free bike workshop. During the event, a mobile bike shop will hold a 30-minute “Do It Yourself” clinic to teach students and parents some basic bike repairs. Students will also have the opportunity to get their bikes inspected and fixed so they can ride them safely to and from school.
Safe Routes to School will also provide a free helmet and helmet fitting session for every student who registers. So bring your bike! Learn how to pump your tires, fix a flat, and adjust your seat. Also, be prepared to learn some great ways to stay safe while you ride. Parent participation is strongly encouraged.
This is a pedestrian and bicycle safety presentation where students K-5 learn and reinforce safety skills. (2) 20 minute assemblies are presented with the first one geared for grades K-2 and the second for grades 3-5. Students also learn the environmental and health benefits of walking and biking. Assemblies for middle and high school students have been adapted for the appropriate age group.
During this workshop, participants learn how to organize and hold successful bike rodeo/bike pedestrian safety clinic events at their school or other location. Our professionals can train CCSD staff, community members, students, government representatives and PTAs/PTOs. Workshop participants learn how to plan and organize a tailored bike rodeo; select and set-up stations; enlist volunteers and sponsors; time management strategies and more! Teachers may receive 2 CU credits for attending the workshop and organizing a bike rodeo after contract hours.
Parent Workshop: Street Smarts
The Safe Routes to School program encourages family engagement. This course encourages safe walking and bicycling to and from school tailored to parents. Walking and bicycling to and from school provides many benefits to students. Learn about those benefits and the following: teaching children to walk and bicycle safely to and from school, the importance of being a role model, and an overview of a parentled walking school bus or bicycle train program. Attendees will also receive information about programs, workshops, and campaigns that are meant to promote and teach safe commuting for all students.
SRTS is constantly campaigning to make sure every driver in Clark County is practicing safe driving skills in school zones. A banner is presented to active school sites in order to educate parents about the No U Turn or passing in an active school zone law. The banner is brightly colored and eye-catching. Our goal is to reach at least 25% of drivers at each school.
A “Thank You” campaign is an effective way to encourage safe driving around school zones. Volunteers, staff, and parents hand out “Thank You” cards, in English and Spanish, with important Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) concerning school zones.Safe Routes would be happy to come to your school to give helmets to students that rode their bike, scooter or skateboard to school. By signing up for this program, Safe Routes staff will set up tables at your schools bike rack and do a fitting for those students who are in need of a helmet.
Nevada Moves Month is a fun statewide event that celebrates the benefits of walking and bicycling to school, such as, increasing awareness of how walk/bike-friendly a community is and where improvements can be made. It reduces the traffic congestion and air pollution near schools and it increases physical activity.
The CCSD Safe Routes to School program promotes Bike to School Day each year where children and adults around the nation come together and celebrate the awesome benefits of bicycling and walking to encourage physical activity and fun! Encourage your school to participate.
International Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
Safe Routes will come to your school to give free helmets to students that ride their bike, scooter, or skateboard to school. Safe Routes staff will set up tables at your school’s bike rack and conduct helmet fittings for those students in need.