The BVSD Trip Tracker Program

Trip Tracker will begin the 2017-18 School Year tracking trips on September 1 with first reward distribution the week of October 16.  Have a great summer! 

Our Mission:​

BVSD Trip Tracker encourages and rewards students and families for using alternatives to single family car transportation to BVSD schools.  The program goal is to significantly reduce car traffic and associated air pollution in front of schools thereby enhancing student safety and health.​ Students are rewarded monthly for walking, biking, carpooling and riding either the school bus or RTD.  Students receive Trip Tracker dollars that can be used like cash at over 50 local businesses.

Benefits of Active Transportation: 


The National Center for Safe Routes School has some great information on the importance and benefits of walking or biking to school including this infographic . Please check out what they have to say by clicking on this LINK.

How to Participate:​

​If your school is on the list of participating schools below, you can register your children on this website and download monthly calendars to keep track of their trips back and forth to school. At the end of the month, participating families receive an email for each registered student asking them to report their total number of trips for the month via a simple survey (available on the website). We crunch the numbers and deliver boxes of Trip Tracker Dollars to each school to be distributed by parent volunteers to trip tracking students.

If your school is not on the list and you'd like to explore participating for the coming year,​​ please contact peter.hurst@bvsd.org to discuss possible next steps.

The Formula:​

Students earn one Trip Tracker Dollar for every five 'Green Trips' trips to or from school.  They earn an additional dollar for each twelve miles of walking or biking.

Using your Trip Tracker Dollars -- buy stuff or be a philanthropist:​

Along with our list of over 50 participating businesses where you can spend your dollars like cash, this year we are offering a short list of great local non-profit organizations that you can choose to support with your dollars.  You can choose to donate your dollars through the monthly survey OR you can mail as many of yourTrip Tracker dollars as you please directly to them at the addresses provided.  You can click HERE to read about these organizations or click on the organization to go to it's website.

Art Parts Creative Reuse Center (2870 Bluff St., Boulder 80301)

Boulder Bear Coalition (3024 6th St, Boulder, CO 80304)

Boulder Food Rescue (P.O. Box 284, Boulder, CO 80306)

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (P.O. Box 4954, Boulder, CO 80306-4954)

Community Cycles  (2805 Wilderness Pl #1000, Boulder, CO 80301)

Cultiva Youth Project at Growing Gardens -- (P.O. Box 1066, Boulder, CO 80306)

Green Star Schools Program at Eco-Cycle, (P.O. Box 19006, Boulder, CO 80308)

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (P.O. Box 18987, Boulder, CO 80308)

No Student Hungry: Weekend Nutrition Bag Program at BVSD School Food Project (P.O. Box 9011, Boulder, CO 80301

Sister Carmen Community Center (655 Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026)

All trip tracker dollars collected by local businesses or donated to one of the non-profits mentioned above are reimbursed by Trip Tracker at 50 cents on the dollar.  All of these dollars are fund raised each year with support coming from GO Boulder, Program Fees paid for by participating school PTO/As, parent fund raising and the Annual Trip Tracker Auction.  We are always looking for additional funding so that we can make the program available to more schools.

If you'd like to find out more about Trip Tracker, please contact peter.hurst@bvsd.org

Participating Schools for 2016-17
  Elementary Schools:

Bear Creek

Community Montessori
High Peaks



University Hill

  K-8 Schools                     

Horizons K-8

  Middle Schools:            

Platt and Platt Choice
Southern Hills