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May is Walk + Bike to School Challenge month

Registration is open for the first ever Walk + Bike to School Challenge Month, which will focus on elementary school students. Throughout the Portland metro area, students will be challenged to walk or bike to school as much as they can during the month of May. Sign-ups for schools is open until the end of April at www.walknbike.org.

Students will be competing against other elementary schools as well as against Portland State University students, who are having their own Bike Commute Challenge in May.

There will be a drawing for prizes during the month as well as a final party on June 8 at the North Park Blocks at PSU. The top prize for the event is the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's (BTA) award-wining Bicycle Safety Education class for up to 32 students.

During the month of May, the BTA will be hosting weekly workshops on safe family commuting by bicycle and foot.

Oregon Walk + Bike to School is a partnership between the BTA, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, the Oregon Walk to School Committee and teachers, parents, community members and schools throughout Oregon.