Walk It, Bike It!
Congratulations Mayor Petrie!
Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School congratulates Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie on his recent appointment to the board of America Walks. We remain impressed with his commitment to active transportation and the health of his community. You can read more about his appointment to America Walks here:America Walks
New Record for Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School
We've been pretty quiet the past year, at least on-line. In reality, we were teaching in more schools than ever before and managed to see over 17,800 students from September 2016 to June 2017. Of course, we also had a multitude of events after the school year ended; things like community bike rodeos, scout troop rodeos and some incredibly popular bike camps through the YMCA summer programs. This fall has seen us at several schools across the valley, with more scheduling every day. If you'd like to schedule your school or get more information, send us a note on the contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway
We're excited to again be a part of the Boise Bicycle Project's Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway. We'll be in the Bike Safety Area, working with past Safe Routes educators, Boise Bike Police and Boise Fire Department. There are at least 150 volunteers helping 400 kids get a new bike, helmet, lock and lights and it's a very big deal. The kids are overwhelmed and excited and so are the volunteers. Comments we hear include feelings of wonder and awe.."how did they find the exact bike I wanted!"Which is my left hand?" "I'm cold" and BBP has an answer to all of those. Incredibly, there will be food from the Idaho Food Bank for participants to take home with them. There will be coats, hats and gloves too. Volunteers are treated to warm drinks and snacks and the satisfaction of helping kids get a new bike.
Look for more good news in the coming days!
Your YMCA SRTS team!