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How Did You Get to School When You Were a Kid? Share Your Memories, Win a $100 Restaurant Certificate

Submit your memories in the comments section here. You may win a $100 gift certificate to one of five Marin restaurants.

Safe Routes to Schools is holding a Marin-wide contest on Patch sites to gather childhood memories from when you biked or walked to school.

How did you get to school? Did you travel with neighbors? Do you remember the details of your bike? What was the route you traveled to school? What were the sights and sounds you took in along the way? Did your parents ever drive you or did you use your feet to get to school most of the time?

Submit a short paragraph in the comments section with memories of when you biked or walked to school. Remember, the more details the better! IMPORTANT: Your submission must include what Marin town you currently live in. 

The contest ends on Sept. 26. We also welcome you to upload any photographs of when you traveled to school if you have them.

We'll pick our favorite stories and announce winners on Oct. 3, International Walk & Roll to School Day. Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate donated by one of these restaurants:

  • (San Anselmo – Fairfax)
  • (Novato)
  • (Mill Valley)
  • (Larkspur – Corte Madera)
  • (San Rafael)

In addition to participating in the contest, Muscio’s is offering a 10 percent discount to all families who ride their bikes to the restaurant.

Entries may be posted on the Safe Routes to Schools website at www.saferoutestoschools.org under "I remember walking and biking to school when I was a kid!" If you have any questions, then please contact Laura Kelly at Marin Safe Routes to Schools at laura@marinbike.org.

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Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Andy Falk September 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I currently live in San Rafael, and we walk and ride bikes to Vallecito Elementary!
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
Laura Kelly September 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Thank you for your submission! Can you please post a response letting us know what town you currently live in?
GAFlynn September 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM
I now live in Mill Valley
Wendy Winter September 25, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I grew up in San Francisco and attended Notre Dame des Victoires from Kindergarten through 5th grade. NDV was located on Pine Street, Downtown. We lived in Noe Valley. When I was in second grade my parents felt I was ready to get to and from school on my own. I took the city bus, transferred to a streetcar on Market Street then got on a cable car to get to and from school each day. I was only 8 years old! We move to San Anselmo the summer I was going into 6th grade. I attended Wade Thomas that fall and was able to ride my bike. I thought I lived in the country:)
Wendy Winter September 25, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I currently live in Novato.
Laura Kelly October 19, 2012 at 06:23 PM
MillValleyMom - Please forward to me your e-mail address, name, address and phone number. Or call me today at (415) 272-6939. I need to talk to you. Thanks! Laura Kelly Safe Routes to Schools
Laura Kelly October 19, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I need your mailing address and phone number! Please call me at (415) 272-6939. Laura Kelly
Laura Kelly October 19, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I need your mailing address and phone number. Please call me at (415) 272-6939. Thank you! Laura Kelly, Safe Routes to Schools
Laura Kelly October 19, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Hi Craig - I need to talk with you. Please call me at (415) 272-6939. I need your mailing address and phone number. Laura Kelly, Safe Routes to Schools
Bud Wiesser November 02, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Hey Laura Kelly who are the winners of this contest?! Thanks.
fateme mahboobi April 15, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Hi.my name is fateme and I'm from iran.(my english is not completed.) For the primary school,one of my neighbors gave me a ride but after that I rode the school bus.

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