May is Bike Month! Join the fun!
See us in the US Bank parking lot from 8-8:15 to purchase your T-Shirt. Support the school and show your Walking and Rolling Spirit!
- May 1: Walk ‘n Roll Wednesday. We kick off Bike Month with our 8th event. Join us at the Bank and the Bridge as usual.
- May 6-10: Bike to School Week. Ride your bike and get free prizes. Meet at the bike rack for a different prize each day: Goody bags from Metro and CicLAvia, gifts from Lakeshore, Polar Bottles and more (note, some quantities are limited)
- May 8: is Bike to School Day. Meet at the Bridge on Sawtelle and lets all ride to school together. Meet at the bridge at 8:15. Ride from East and West Culver City or start a group. For example, meet at Duquesne or Inglewood at 8.
- May 15: Group Ride on the Creek Path To celebrate Bike Week in LA. join me for a group ride after school. We’re meeting at the pedestrian bridge near the high school at 2:30 for a short, family-friendly ride along the Creek and Culver Paths. I’ll personally lead a group FROM El Marino at 2.
Sra Rodriquez has won the past 4 events, so we’re looking for another class to step it up. Admittedly, it will be tough as the second graders had 15 of their 22 students participate. So the question is, who wants the Silver Sneaker Trophy most?
We’ve averaged over 200 kids each month this year, making El Marino’s even the most successful in Culver City. Next step is to turn those monthly participants into weekly – or even daily - walkers and rollers! Already walking or biking to school regularly? Great! Keep it up and form your own small group
EMLS’ first Walk ‘n Roll Wednesday in 2013 was October 3 in conjunction with International Walk to School Day and tallied 280 kids and countless parents! A big thank you to CA Assemblymember Holly Mitchell and Culver City Mayor Andrew Weissman for stopping by and cheering the kids on.
Walk, bike, skate and scoot to school each month with the El Marino Walk and Rollers!
New Punch Cards! Get 3 punches and receive a gift from Chubby’s Cruisers. Get all 9 punches and be entered to win a FREE BIKE! Plus, the punch card is good for 15% off any purchase at Chubby’s Cruisers, all year long!
Mark your calendars:
Oct 3 • Nov 7 • Dec 5 • Jan 6 • Feb 6 • Mar 6 • April 10 • May 1 • June 5
- US Bank (Sepuveda/Sawtelle)
- Sawtelle Bridge at Culver Drive
US Bank NEW ROUTE: We’ll leave at 8:15, walk down Sawtelle to Hayter and cross at the new crosswalk. Ten head down Hayter (walkers and scooters on the right sidewalk, bikes in the street on the left side)
The Bridge will meet at 8:10 and leave at 8:15 heading down Sawtelle to McDonald, turn right to Purdue (8:20), left to the school passing Woolford (8:25) and (Orville (8:30) along the way. (easy parking along Culver Drive)
We’ll meet at 8:00 and leave at 8:15. If you can’t join us at the start, meet us along the way:
Why Walk to School?
Walking and biking to school is a great way to add a little activity to kids’ days. It also eases congestion around the school, creating a safer, cleaner neighborhood. But maybe most importantly, it teaches kids great life lessons, like responsibility and good decision making. Plus it demonstrates that a car is not the only method of transportation available to them. So join us and help our kids be better community members and better stewards of the future.
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Bike to School Week: 5/7-12
May 9: Bike to School Day – A Huge Success
27 kids biked to school today in celebration of National Bike to School Day. The bike rack was filled to capacity – and then some. Each student that biked received a free reflective arm band, courtesy of REI. In fact, each day this week, the kids that bike in will get a little prize for doing so. Monday, they each received a Polar Water Bottle, Tuesday a certificate from Rising Hearts Bakery. Thursday? Friday? You’ll have to bike in to see!
Remember, May 12 is Children’s Day. A free bike valet will be there to keep your bike secure. Leave the car behind and reduce the parking headache, and get a little exercise in the process. Plus free goody bags to the first 20 that bike to the event.
May 6: Kids Bike Safety Festival
Over 125 kids joined us for this FREE all day festival featuring skills stations, booths, obstacle course, snacks and activities. Culver City Mayor Andrew Weissman kicked off the event and we were joined throughout the day Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, CCUSD President Karlo Silbiger. All participants went through a helmet fitt and bike check (courtesy of Chubby’s Cruisers, Cynergy Cycles and CORBA). The kids were taught:
- Avoiding Hazards
- On-street ride to practice the lessons
Each of the kids also received completion certificates and signed a helmet pledge.
El Marino Language School’s Walk ‘n Rollers
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and showed up for our Walk ‘n Roll Wednesday in April. We had a huge turnout with over 100 kids! Congratulations to Sra Magana’s class for bringing home the Silver Sneaker Trophy. The kids had a great time and everyone got a little exercise.