During the week of May 10th, schools throughout Alameda County will participate in “Bike to the Moon” Week, an event organized by the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s (Alameda CTC) Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program.
In alignment with Safe Routes’ mission of striving for healthy kids, safer streets and strong communities, students, families, teachers, school administrators and other school staff are encouraged to digitally track their miles and minutes of activity during this week-long collaborative event. Once participants submit their activities by 5:00 p.m. on May 17, they will be converted to “moon miles.” These moon miles will count towards the goal of collectively “biking” 286,900 miles—the distance to the moon. This virtual event creates a way for students and families to continue to celebrate Bike Month in a way that complies with COVID-19 related shelter-in-place orders.
During the event, the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program will provide the following information daily:
- Number of schools participating
- Number of students participating
- Number of “moon miles” traveled
Visit the Alameda County SR2S Facebook and Alameda County SR2S Twitter to follow the event hashtag, #IBikedToTheMoon, and to stay up-to-date on the moon miles traveled and participation numbers.
Visit the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program’s “Bike to The Moon” Week event webpage for more information on this non-competitive event.