Burlington

Join us on May 29th, 8:00 a.m. at City Hall for the 6th annual BIKE TO WORK DAY BREAKFAST with CYCLING GIVEAWAYS!

Beginning May 1st, sign up to ride on the Bike to Work Day tab for your chance to win one of three prize packs: A MEC Midtown bicycle & $300 voucher from VIA Rail. 

Bike to School Week 2017

Spring is coming! City of Burlington is encouraging your school to participate in Bike to School Week, a celebration of cycling and active transportation from May 29 to June 2, 2017. School boards, public health offices, municipalities, regions and non-government organisations across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are supporting activities to promote and support cycling to school.

Register your School events 

If you have not done so already, please register your school’s event(s) at biketoschoolweek.ca. Here you’ll also find:

  • Posters to promote your school’s Bike to School Week event, and communication tools like text for your school newsletter, announcements, etc.
  • Resources to to help schools design and deliver cycling education and promotion activities.

Sign up your school by May 16th for a chance to win 1 of 15 bike racks provide by the City of Burlington.

Here is the history of Bike to School campaigns in our area, and a link to the report on last year’s campaign.

Although Bike to School Week is May 29 to June 2, schools that register events any time between Monday May 1 and Monday June 12, and report on their events afterwards, can receive a certificate and other available incentives.

Active transportation is a healthy lifestyle choice that helps students arrive to school energized and ready to learn. It reduces congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority, has made it a priority to promote active school travel. While using an active mode of transportation to and from school is not always feasible for every student, studies show that school travel planning programs and promotional activities can make a difference in getting more students outside and enjoying their trip.

So let’s get rolling! Register your school and join the celebration.

Bike Rack Giveaway Program
The City of Burlington recognizes the bottom-line benefits of businesses becoming more bike friendly for their customers and employees . This spring the City of Burlington is offering a FREE bike rack (valued at $600 each) to the first 12 Burlington businesses that provide proof they have applied for a Share The Road Bike Friendly Business Award. All interested businesses are encouraged to contact Dan Ozimkovic (Dan.ozimkovic@burlington.ca).

Download Burlington’s Cycling App

Cycling App Poster January 2016

Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.

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