Boulder Valley School District

Boulder Valley School District Celebrates Walk and Roll to School Day 2023

Boulder Valley School District Celebrates Walk and Roll to School Day 2023
Randy Barber

Walk and Roll to School Day to be held October 4th, 2023

Across the US, communities will celebrate Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023.  32 schools in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) will join in the fun by hosting Walk and Roll to School Day events at their schools this week. Students will be encouraged to walk or bike to school to build community, promote health, contribute to a cleaner planet, and champion safer routes to school. Many BVSD children who ride the bus will also get to join in by participating in Ride & Strides, where buses drop students off a few blocks from school. Additionally, several schools are organizing Walking School Buses and Bike Trains so families can walk or bicycle to school as a group.

Festivities around the district will include children signing “I walked to school today” banners donated by DRCOG and being greeted by volunteers with bookmarks donated by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

“Eco-Cycle is proud to be a long-time partner in sustainability with Boulder Valley School District. While celebrating Walk and Roll to School Day, BVSD students and staff can reduce energy use and air pollution when they bike and walk to school. At the same time, they also have the opportunity to donate gently-used shoes at school donation boxes which reduces landfill waste and promotes reuse. Shoes continue their journey to Eco-Cycle, where staff sort the shoes and redistribute to others in need via their partners at Soles4Souls. The Walk and Roll to School Event and Shoe Drive is a great example of green partnership!” Kim Orr - Director, Eco-Cycle School Recycling and Environmental Education Program

Boulder Valley School District strongly encourages students, their families, and staff to walk, bike, or take alternative transportation options to school not only because it is good for our physical and environmental health, but also helps to alleviate the traffic around our schools making arrival and dismissal at our buildings far safer for everyone involved.  

Walking and biking to school get us moving and allows us some time outdoors to breathe fresh air and absorb some sunshine.  It is an excellent way to connect to the environment and the community around us.  Kids who use active transportation to school arrive happier, healthier and are more engaged and ready to learn when they arrive at school.  


*Media are invited to cover these special events at BVSD schools!*

Wednesday, October 4th - Walk to School Day:
WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, various times in the morning before school.
WHAT: Several schools have special events planned for Walk to School Day
WHERE:  Walk to School events will take place at the following schools:

Creekside Elementary: 8:20 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
3740 Martin Drive
Boulder, DO 80305
Ride and Stride with buses at 34th and Martin
Neighborhood Bike Trains

Crest View Elementary: 8:20 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
1897 Sumac Drive
Boulder, CO 80304
Ride and Stride from 19th Street at the Boulder Meadows Community Center

Lafayette Elementary: 8:20 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
101 N Bermont Ave. 
Lafayette, CO 80026
Will have a bike train arriving from Waneka Lake and a walking school bus arriving from Festival Plaza.

Jamestown Elementary: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
111 Mesa St.
Jamestown, CO 80455
Jamestown is a small mountain school with a total of 18 students, who will walk together as a group from the Town Hall to school

Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
3995 Aurora Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
Music by Jeff Kagan

Platt Middle School: 9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
6096 Baseline Road|
Boulder, CO 80303
Ride and Stride from Dimmet and Gapter (near Baseline and Cherryvale Road)

Monarch K-8: 8:40 a.m.-9:05 a.m.
263 Campus Dr.
Louisville 80027
Ride and Stride for bus riders from St. Andrews Lane and Spyglass Circle

The goal of Walk to School Day is to promote safe streets and healthy kids through the practice of walking and cycling to school.  Walk to School Day began in 1997 as an international event to encourage walking to school to boost healthy habits, safe streets, and clean air.   

For more information contact Event Coordinator Amy Thompson at amy.thompson@bvsd.org or 303-564-8584.

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