Hike and Bike Challenge Continues This Spring
This Spring, Safe Routes to School kicks into high gear as Steamboat kids switch from skis to bikes. Hike and Bike to School resumes Friday April 15. Â Steamboat elementary and middle school students are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to school every Friday until the end of the school year. Bus riders are included by being dropped off at the high school and walking Butcher Knife path to their school. Community service officers and parent volunteers help kids safely cross busy intersections.
New this year is the Hike and Bike to School Challenge. In an effort to get more kids to participate and feel the benefits of exercise in the morning, prizes will be given to those who commute five days of the school year. Two grand prize winners from each school will be drawn from these names. In addition, the two top commuters from each grade will earn the title “Super Commuter” and will receive a t-shirt.
The end of the school culminates in the elementary school Bike Rodeo. The rodeos (one held at each elementary school) are an effort to remind students about bicycle safety and teach new skills to make summer safer and more fun. Each grade spends an hour and a half learning street safety, stunt and skills, trail riding and even teaching kids how to ride a bike! This fun day is supported by many local businesses and community volunteers and continues to grow in its 11th season.
Download permission slips for bus drop-off here. Â 2016 Spring Permission Form