Held in late March each year, this is the local version of National Walk to School Day. The build up to the event includes a student “It’s Cool to Walk to School” poster contest and distribution of “Get Out of Jail Free” and walking loop cards the week before. Walk to School Week includes welcome tables at select elementary and K-8 schools across the city to promote safely walking to school both as quality time for parent/grandparents and the kids, as well as a personal wellness and community awareness activity.
If you would like to learn more about walking to school, or to volunteer for the welcome tables, please contact us.
Held in early May each year, Jane’s Walk is an international celebration of walking and community honoring the legacy of Jane Jacobs, the writer and activist. These walks are community-lead, and meant to be shared experiences of discovery.
Walks are lead by and for the community. The idea is to get out there together and share an experience in the streets, to learn more about the neighborhood, share stories, and have fun.
Celebrate National Walk to School Day by walking or biking to and from school.
Doing so enables children to form healthy habits to last them throughout their lives! Regular physical activity promotes building strong bones, muscles and joints, and it prevents the risk of diseases like obesity.
The inaugural Ranchos Walk was a smashing success. Over 400 people joined us and experienced the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill in a whole new way!
Take a walk through history and follow a crest trail that links Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. The 9.4-mile scenic walk connects the CSULB campus, Reservoir Hill, Hilltop Park in Signal Hill, Longview Point at Willow Springs Park and Rancho Los Cerritos. There will also be 6-mile and 3.5mile options available. Shuttles will be provided.
Plan on joining us next year (tentative date Saturday, September 14, 2019).
Need some tunes to keep you walking? Click here to listen to the Ranchos Walk playlist on Spotify.
Some media coverage from the 2018 Ranchos Walk event: