Bike to School Week 2017

Getting Started

Bike to School Week events can take place inside or outside the classroom. They can involve the entire student population, students and staff already riding to school, or those most likely to start. Scroll down to find ideas and guidance, as well as supports specific to your region or school board.

Promoting the benefits of biking and active transportation

Many schools recognize Bike to School Week with announcements, displays, and artistic activities. You can find facts and ideas in the School Travel Infographics published by Metrolinx and available here. Peel District School Board has produced several relevant videos including Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility, Get Fit! and Academic Benefits.

You may also download our Event Posters to promote cycling in general or to promote your school event.

Celebrating students who bike

School staff and volunteers can welcome students who bike during Bike to School Week with healthy snacks or other incentives. Students can use our Trip Tracking Poster and stickers to record their trips to school.

Safety activities in the classroom

Ontario’s Road Safety Resource, developed by Ophea and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, includes cycling-related lesson plans for the classroom and Community Engagement Toolkits for larger activities with students (grades K-12).
www.ontarioroadsafety.ca

The Guide to Ride, created by PHE Canada, includes 10 lesson plans for use in a classroom setting (grades 4-6).
www.phecanada.ca/resources/guide-to-ride

The Young Cyclist’s Guide is a kid-friendly handbook book of cycling safety tips and rules for young riders, published by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Parachute Canada, a national charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries, has produced many resources relevant to cycling, including a video and bookmark-sized illustration about helmet fit, and a one page handout about cycling safety aimed at parents and guardians.

Toronto Public Health provides guidance on choosing and fitting a helmet, a video, and a link to a 11” x 17” poster.
www.toronto.ca/helmets

Note: many educators find it useful to practice helmet fit in the classroom prior to outdoor activities on bicycles.

Safety and skills activities in the schoolyard

A Bike Rodeo is a bicycle skills event. The Peel Safe and Active Routes to School Committee has published a Bicycle Rodeo Community Kit to support these events in schools and other community venues, available from Peel Regional Police.
www.peelpolice.ca/en/pcsv/PCSV-Bike-Rodeo-Kit.asp

Tips for Organizing Successful Bike Rodeos is a publication of Green Communities Canada.
www.saferoutestoschool.ca/sites/default/files/Tips%20for%20Organizing%20Successful%20Bike%20Rodeos%20REVISED2.pdf

The Kids CAN-BIKE Festival introduces young children to key bike handling skills needed to ride safely on the road. Teaching is carried out by certified instructors. The Festival is the first step in the Cycling Canada CAN-BIKE Program. Contact Andy Wilson at Cycling Canada to find an instructor:
andywilson@cyclingcanada.ca. 613-248-1353 x2606.
www.canbikecanada.ca

The 10 Step Handbook for High School Bike Projects, published by Region of Peel, helps high school students, teachers, and community members work together to get more young people riding bikes to school and for everyday transportation.
walkandrollpeel.ca/projects/pdf/10-step-handbook-high-school-bike-proj.pdf

The Making Tracks program provides safety and skills Leader training in five modes of active transportation: Cycling, Walking Safety, Skateboarding (Skate Pass), Scootering and In-line Skating.
saferoutesns.ca/programs/making-tracks/program-resources

Note: teachers must verify that any external service providers are approved to present in schools by their respective boards of education.

Thinking bigger

Active & Safe Routes to School is an international movement dedicated to children’s mobility, health, and happiness, led in Canada by Green Communities Canada. The School Travel Planning Toolkit is a comprehensive resource.
www.saferoutestoschool.ca/school-travel-planning-toolkit

In your region or school board

Region of Peel

Walk + Roll Peel raises awareness of the benefits of walking and cycling, promotes trails and paths, and helps to make walking and cycling an attractive recreation and transportation choice. Visit www.walkandrollpeel.ca for an interactive trails map, calendar of events and tips on riding your bike.

The School Trip Planner allows children, their families and the school community to estimate how long it will take to walk or bike to school. It also shows all crossing guard locations so you can better plan your trip. Visit http://walkandrollpeel.ca/map/themap.asp#schools.

Brampton Recreation is offering 2-hour Bike Basics courses in May to help students prepare for Bike to School Week. Participating students earn a cycling prize pack. Visit http://bikebrampton.ca/2017/02/26/take-bikes-basics-course/ for course locations and registration codes.

Contact walkandroll@peelregion.ca, or your school public health nurse at 905-799-7700 or SchoolHealth101@peelregion.ca.


York Region

In the York Region District School Board please contact Julie Anderson, julie.anderson@yrdsb.ca, for more information about supports and activities. In the York Catholic District School Board please contact Karen August, karen.august@ycdsb.ca. To learn about more cycling activities in York Region visit http://www.bikemonth.ca/york.


Toronto District School Board

Order copies of the “It’s Your Head – Use It!” helmet posters, the Toronto Cyclists Handbook, and the Ontario Young Cyclists Guide using the EcoSchools online order form.


For other regions and school boards – check back soon for new information.


Visit biketoschoolweek.ca to register your school and join the celebration!

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schools have registered for
Bike to School Week!

Schools registered to date

Dovercourt Public School, TorontoCadarackque PS, AjaxYorkview Elementary School, DundasMetropolitan Andrei, MississaugaA. G. Bell P.S., AjaxWest Rouge Jr. PS, TorontoGolf Road Jr. P.S., TorontoMount Royal Public School, BramptonSt. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, HamiltonSt. Bernrad of Clairvaux, Mississauga Greensville Public School, DundasDr. Davey, HamiltonViscount Montgomery , HamiltonWestwood, HamiltonTemplemead, HamiltonSt. Gabriel, Stoney CreekSt. Anthony Daniel, Hamilton Queensdale, Hamilton Erin Mills Middle School, Mississauga, OntarioSt. Marguerite d'Youville S.S., BramptonW.J. Watson P.S., KeswickOur Lady of Providence, Brampton, OntarioIndian Rd. Cres. P.S., TorontoJack Miner Public School, WhitbySilverthorn, MississauagaRH Cornish Public School, Port PerrySpringbrook Public School, BramptonST. 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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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