Do you remember “Saveagallon”? Does your child log miles on the Davis schools contest on the Saveagallon website?
Last fall we reported on the contest open to all Davis Joint Unified School District students to “save a gallon” and earn prizes by logging their alternative transportation miles to school and elsewhere in the city on the website www.saveagallon.org. Though the contest has loyal followers, we’d like to see more participation, as our numbers are lower than last year’s. It’s not too late for students to enter the contest and be eligible for monthly prizes, ranging from ski and snowboard rentals to bike computers, bike glow lights and comic book collections. Continue reading ‘Saveagallon and Bike Loopalooza’
Celebrate spring and May is Bike Month on the Bike Loopalooza! Join other families in riding the Davis Bike Loop on May 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Stations along the loop will have information on how to use the city’s great bike paths and lanes and lanes to safety bike to school. Each station will also have an activity or goodie geared to elementary school students. Activities include helmet checks, bike checks, skills course, tattoos (soluble, of course!), face-painting, and birdwatching and tree identification at the southern end of the loop. Elementary students will receive passports at the first station. Three stamps on the passport earns the student a small prize at the third station. Completion of the entire 12-mile earns anyone a bike loop completion certificate. Join the loop at any point, clockwise or counter clockwise. The Bike Loopalooza is sponsored by Davis Bicycles! and the City of Davis. A suggested donation of $1.00 to $5.00 per participant is requested to help defray the cost of printing and insurance. We still need volunteers, especially “runners” to bike between stations carrying materials for stations that have run out. High school students with signed permission of the parent are welcome to be runners. Volunteers should also be available to attend a pre-event meeting on May 14 at 7:30 PM. Please e-mail Christal Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your student would like to volunteer.