Trip tracking contests reward students or classrooms by tracking the number of times they walk, bike carpool, or take transit to school.
WALK AND BIKE COMPETITION INSPIRATION
- Walk and Bike Challenge Days record the number of times students walk and bike during designated days. Students may receive a sticker or small incentive, with a larger prize for ongoing participation or via a raffle
- The Golden Sneaker Award honors the class with the most students who walk and bicycle to school. Marin County Safe Routes to School has a Golden Sneaker Guidebook with instructions and tips
- The Walk Across America/California/Pacific Crest Trail is a year-round program that teaches students to track their mileage by learning how many steps or blocks are in a mile. The Walk and Bike Across America Guidebook has instructions on how to begin
- Marin County Safe Routes to School's Green Team Guide has resources for trip tracking contests and other activities
Each contest, competition or program can use incentives to increase participation and reward the students for their efforts. Local businesses may be willing to provide incentive prizes for these activities.
Examples of incentives include:
- Dog tags
- Reflective zipper pulls
- Bicycle helmets
- Raffle tickets for a bicycle from a local bike shop
- Early dismissal
- Extra recess time
- Pizza parties