Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School - Weld County

Safe Routes to School - Weld County is a partnership between Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, Greeley-Evans School District 6, Weld County School District RE-8 (Fort Lupton), Weld County School District RE-1 (Platteville), and Turn Around Bikes.  On this page you will find information about scheduling a bike rodeo, renting the bike fleet, and the rodeo liability forms.

What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School is designed to help teach youth, parents, school staff, and community members how to safely navigate a route to and from school using alternative modes of transportation (walking or biking).  Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program, supported statewide through the Colorado Department of Transportation and locally by City or County agencies.  In Greeley and Weld County, the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment is the grant holder working in partnership with county school districts to host a variety of bike rodeos, other bicycle related activities, and walking incentive programs to encourage youth to walk or bike to and from school safely.

What is a Bike Rodeo and a Bike Fleet?

A Bike Rodeo is a set of created obstacle courses designed to teach youth how to safely ride a bicycle using typical bicycle infrastructure and traffic safety laws.  A Bike Fleet, in this case, is a group of bicycles that can be borrowed or rented so that each youth who wants to participate  in the Bike Rodeo has a functioning bicycle.

Scheduling Bike Rodeos and Bike Fleets: 

For the Safe Routes to School program in Weld County, Turn Around Bikes is in charge of maintaining and tracking the rental of the bike fleet.  In order to properly maintain the fleet, we recommend that scheduling a bike rodeo occurs on Tuesday, or Friday, or Saturday of the week.  We strongly suggest looking at the calendar, below, to see if the dates you are interested in scheduling a bike rodeo are available and to keep track of where a rodeo near you is happening. 

 

 

 

If you have questions regarding scheduling please contact Megan Packard ([email protected]) or by phone (970) 616-0770