Walk+Roll May Challenge Month 2022

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May is Walk+Roll Challenge Month! Register and order prizes for schoolwide events or activities. Find resources and travel tools to support your school communities.
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Walk+Roll Challenge Month is a great way to encourage healthy habits and celebrate spring weather.  

Other fun activities & opportunities: 

Register Your School

Use this form to register your school AND order prizes. 

Walk + Roll Challenge Month keeps rolling for the entire month of May! We encourage schools to plan events around days or weeks that work best for them. 

Please order prizes before April 27th to ensure on-time delivery.

Prize Details

When you register your school, you'll have the opportunity to curate your own assortment of fun prizes to distribute at May Challenge events. Prizes include reflective shoelaces, stickers, pencils, and comic books. 

Three images of purple and green reflective shoelaces, school bus yellow Walk+Roll pencils, and reflective emoji stickers that are flourescent yellow
Examples of some prizes available. 

Celebration resources

Getting Started 

Spreading the Word
Printable posters and templates for school newsletters or social media pages

Tracker Cards
A fun, visual way for students to track how they are getting to school or around their neighborhoods. Holding a school or classroom raffle? Students can submit tracker cards at the end of the month as a raffle ticket.

How-to Guides for Walk + Roll Groups:
Helpful guides from the SRTS National Partnership

Portland Travel Tools

Share walking, biking, and rolling resources with your school communities as part of Walk+Roll Month celebrations!

MAPS

Neighborhood maps feature pedestrian paths, transit stops, libraries, parks and other community resources. 

Portland Neighborhood Walking Maps

The digital bike map shows bike shops, biking options such as neighborhood greenways and protected bike lanes, as well as difficult intersections and connections.

Interactive Digital Citywide Bike Map 

TRAVEL TOOLS

Bikes:

Checklist for getting started on a bike

How to Fit a Helmet

All Wheels:

Back to School Travel Resources, including transit

Places to bike, skate & scoot in Portland

Personal Safety:

Information about being an active bystander, & resources for reporting hate or bias incidents.

Personal Safety Resources

INSPIRATION

Share these fun, short videos that show Portlanders getting around by climate-friendly ways of travel. You might even spot the Unipiper! 

Walk+Roll Challenge Month History

The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.

Connect with us

Want to start walking, biking, or rolling groups at your school? Or carpools? Safe Routes to School can serve as a support and resource for you to get moving. 

Reach out to us and we will see how we can help:

Email: saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-1171 (message line)

Facebook: @PBOTSafeRoutes
Instagram: @saferoutespdx