Track your bike trips in May!

IMG_2457 (1)Bike Month is underway, and we here at Bike2Bryant HQ want to know how much Bryant students are biking. The online trip tracker form for Week 1 is now up and ready to collect your data.

If your child is not able to bike to school, you may substitute other biking trips such as to the library, grocery store, sports, music lessons, etc.

Prizes will be given to students who bike every school day in May, and a shiny crank-arm trophy given to the classroom with the most trips. Also, don’t forget the CLOSE SHAVE CHALLENGE: if the school collectively reaches 1000 trips or more, PE teacher Ms. Loftin says she will shave her head!

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell

Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 4

It’s Bike2Bryant’s favorite day of the year, and we’re celebrating with our traditional Top Pot ride! Please join us at Top Pot Doughnuts (6855 35th Ave. NE) after 8:30 am for donuts and coffee and mingling with other bikey folks, then around 9 am we’ll push off to ride to school together. Please note that this is a parent-escorted event: kids must be with their parents.

Thanks to SDOT and the Safe Routes to Schools program for funding our walk- and bike-to-school activities in 2016.

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell.

Bike Month is here!

May is Bike to School Month, and Bike to Bryant is ready to celebrate with fun events for all. Save these dates:

  • Friday, April 29 Bike Month Kickoff, on the playground after school: Come get your bike tuned up for free, decorate your bike, play games, and sign up to participate in bike month.
  • All month! Students who ride every school day in May will get a prize; the class with the most trips wins the coveted and shiny crank-arm trophy; and, this year PE teacher Ms. Loftin has issued another CLOSE SHAVE CHALLENGE: if Bryant students bike 1000 trips total or more, she will shave her head. Crazy!
  • Wednesday, May 4 Bike to School Day. Meet at Top Pot at 8:30 in the morning, enjoy some donuts and coffee, then ride to school together. This is a parent-escorted event.
  • Friday, May 27 Obstacles and Popsicles, on the playground after school: Test your skills on a bicycle obstacle course, and then relax with a popsicle.
  • Bike Fairy Friday Every Friday in May the Bryant Bike Fairy and her entourage will be riding the streets seeking kids on bikes. If you are “caught” riding, you will earn praise and prizes!

Questions? Contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell

Bryant wraps up Walktober

Fine autumn weather greeted Bryant walkers throughout Walk to School Month this October. Our walking bus stations hosted about 75 students and parents on their way to school on Friday mornings, and one morning the Bryant Foot Fairy even appeared, giving prizes to kids caught walking to school. Thanks to the many volunteers who hosted stations, to parents who led walking school buses from further afield, and for all students and their parents who walked in October. Read more

Let’s walk together on Friday!

Walking bus stations open this Friday, Oct 16! October is Walktober, and we are celebrating the Bryant community’s strong tradition of walking all month long. Please join us this Friday morning, 9-9:15 am, at one of four walking bus stations for a small treat and visit with other Bryant parent and kid walkers. Please contact Michele Solis or Will Mitchell with questions.

  • West Station: 30th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.
  • South Station: 33rd Ave. NE/NE 55th St.
  • North Station: 32nd Ave. NE/NE 65th St.
  • East Station: 36th Ave. NE/NE 60th St.

Live NW or SE of Bryant? Bryant parents are organizing longer walking buses to school from those neighborhoods. See the scheduled routes and timetables here: NW route and SE route.

 

Walking School Buses Rev up this Friday, Oct 2

Bryant-meet-up-map2015Walktober, westOctober is International Walk to School Month, and we are ready to celebrate Bryant’s walkers. On Friday mornings of Oct 2, 16, and 23, come jump on a walking school bus. A walking school bus is a group of parents and kids who walk to school together. Parents can walk with their kids or drop them off and let them walk with the group.

  • 9:00 am Gather at one of the 4 meeting points. Meet other Bryant parents and kids while enjoying a fall time treat.
  • 9:10 am Start walking to school along the routes outlined in blue.
  • 9:20 am Arrive to Bryant in an awesome display of kid-powered transport! Read more

Thanks for a Great Bike Month!

Bike to School Month has wrapped up, and Bryant students impressed us as usual! In May 90 kids logged their bike trips which amounted to 962 total! Way to go!

Though this did not reach the 1000 trips needed for the Close Shave challenge (Ms. Loftin gets to keep her hair for the summer), there were plenty of other notable stats:
30 kids rode their bike every day in May – a new Bryant record!
Average trips per day was 50.6 – also a new record!
Ms. Kereluck’s class came in first place for the most trips – the first time a kindergarten class has won. Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our Bike Month events. And thanks to the Seattle Department of Transportation for funding through a Safe Routes to School grant. We’ll see everyone in the fall with Walk to School month events in October.