Bike to School Week 2017

History

Across Canada - in Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa – students are celebrating cycling in May and June. In the United States, the National Bike to SchoolDay was established in 2012 and has grown to involve over 2,600 schools.

In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Bike to School Week was first celebrated in 2015 as a coordinated campaign. In 2016, 301 schools registered events and more than 21,000 students participated! Find out more in the campaign report.

Bike to School Week expands on the success of Bike Month, and on inspiring initiatives among local schools, school boards and community partners to encourage students to “walk and roll” to school:

  • In Mississauga, high schools joined in the Bike Month launch event at Celebration Square every year from 2006 to 2014.
  • York Region hosted their inaugural bike summit in 2014 and Youth Bike Summit in 2016. Over 3,300 students received bike safety training in 2015!
  • In 2015, City of Burlington Transportation Services staff surveyed students at all 10 Burlington high schools. Of 609 respondents, 45% said that they frequently ride a bicycle; 41% said that availability of trails/pathways is very important, and 30% said that availability of on-road bike lanes is very important.
  • The Toronto District School Board declared Bike to School Day for the first time in 2014, sparking interest in a GTHA-wide campaign.

Who we are

Bike to School Week 2017 is organized by the Events Subcommittee of the Active and Sustainable School Transportation Regional Hub of Metrolinx, the Regional Transportation Authority. The subcommittee is comprised of staff from Metrolinx and its program Smart Commute, school boards, Public Health units, municipal Transportation Services departments, and non-governmental organizations. CultureLink, an NGO involved with providing cycling programming to schools, is contracted to support the work of the subcommittee. The campaign is affiliated with Bike Month, which is coordinated by Cycle Toronto.


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

SO FAR
265
schools have registered for
Bike to School Week!

Schools registered to date

Cardinal Ambrozic C.S.S., BramptonSt. Teresa of Avila , MississaugaSir Adam Beck J.S., EtobicokeLeslieville P.S., TorontoBristol Road Middle School , MississaugaCentennial Senior Public School, BramptonJanet McDougald , MississaugaWindfields Junior High School, TorontoKensington Community School , Toronto Saints Martha and Mary Catholic Elementary School, MississaugaSt. Anne Catholic Elementary, BurlingtonPort Credit, MississaugaBrookside Public School, TorontoMalvern Junior Public School, TorontoM.M. Robinson H.S., BurlingtonSt. Angela Merici School, Brampton Westminster Public School, ThornhillLGeneral Crerar Public School, ScarboroughSt. Margaret of Scotland, MississaugaPhilip Pocock Catholic Secondary School, MississaugaSts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, MississaugaGeorge P Mackie Junior Public School, TorontoAlton Public School, Caledon (Alton)Annette Street PS, TorontoSt. Bonaventure , BramptonHigh Park Alternative School, TorontoLorne Park Public School, MississaugaSt. John Paul II, scarboroughMary Fix Catholic School, MississaugaEagle Plains Public School, BramptonChurchill Meadows Public School, MississaugaSt Paul's, BurlingtonSt. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, GeorgetownHoly Family Catholic Elementary School, BowmanvilleCassandra Public School, TorontoIslington JMS, EtobicokeElia Middle School, TorontoKew beach Public School, TorontoSt. Cecilia Catholic School, TorontoSt Gertrude School, MississaugaClaireville Public School, BramptonSt. Peter, WoodbridgeGary Allan High School, BurlingtonFather Clair Tipping, BramptonRidgeview PS, Brampton, OntarioCastle Oaks Public School, BramptonUrsula Franklin Academy, TorontoSt. Angela Merici , BramptonBolton C. Falby P.S., AjaxFairmount Public School, ScarboroughSt. Agnes , Brampton Herbert H. Carnegie, MapleJudith Nyman Secondary School, BramptonSpringdale Public School, BramptonMcBride Ave PS, MississaugaWhiteoaks PS, MississaugaLINCOLN AVENUE P.S., AJAXEllwood Memorial Public School, BoltonHoly Spirit CS, TorontoSt. Lucy CES, BramptonCharlottetown Junour Public School, ScarboroughWestmount, Toronto, ONDunlace Public School, Toronto, ONLoyola CSS, MississaugaChester Elementary, TorontoEastdale, Stoney CreekGlen Brae, HamiltonJohn McCrae Public School, MarkhamBrampton Centennial Secondary School, BramptonCharles R Beaudoing, BurlingtonTerry Fox Public School, TorontoErindale Secondary School, MississaugaHillside PS, MississaugaSt. Francis of Assisi, MississaugaKennedy PS, ScarboroughSt. Isaac Jogues School, BramptonRidgewood P. School, MississaugaSubway academy II , Toronto The Waterfront School, torontoFather Daniel Zanon, MississaugaNotre DAme CES, NEwmarketSt Andre Bessette, BramptonBirchbank Public School, BramptonDewson Public School, Torontost. Fidelis CS, toronotGeorge Anderson P.S., TorontoCentral Toronto Academy, TorontoLorenville Public School, BramptonSt. Faustina, MississaugaMassey Street PS, BramptonShelter Bay Public School, MississaugaMcKinnon Public School, MississaugaSt. Elizabeth Seton , MississaugaGood Shepherd, Brampton Castlemore P.S., BramptonBeatty-Fleming Senior Public School, BramptonHarrison Public School, TorontoEdward T. Crowle Public School, MarkhamSt. Leonard, BramptonMilliken Public School, TorontoThornwood Public School, Mississauga Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, MississaugaFallingdale PS, BramptonHOward PS, torontoDenlow Public School, TorontoOscar Peterson P.S., MississaugaCresthaven PS, TorontoPlum Tree Park , Mississauga St Michiael Catholic School, TorontoNorseman J.M. School, EtobicokeSiloverthorn Public School, MississaugaDr. Norman Bethune CI, ScarboroughRiverside Public School, MississaugaBowmore Road Junior & Senior Public School, TorontoRobert J. Lee, BramptonSt. Timothy, MississaugaSaint John Paul 2 catholic Elementary School , BoltonOur Lady of Mercy School, MississaugaSt. Gabriel School, Burlington Roberta Bondar Pulbic School , Brampton Morning Star Middle School, MississaugaMarvin Heights Public School, MississaugaSt. Dominic School, MississaugaArtesian Drive Public School, MississaugaHartman Public School, AuroraRick Hansen PS, AuroraSt. Richard school, ScarboroughSATEC@W.A.Porter Collegiate, TorontoForest Avenue Public School, MississaugaSan Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School, MississaugaPlowmans , Mississauga Treeline P.S., BramptonKenollie Public School, MississaugaDavid Bouchard Public School, OshawaSt. Lawrence CES, HamiltonSt. Ursula , Brampton Bowmore Public School, TorontoHomelands Senior Public School, MississaugaWaterfront School, TorontoGeorge R Gauld, TorontoSt. Marguerite d'Youville, HamiltonRed Maple Public School, richmond hillVictoria Village P.S. , TorontoDublin Heights Elementary and Middle School, TorontoHoly Family, BoltonCanadian Martyrs Catholic Elemantary School, MississaugaSt Luke , OakvilleSt James CS, AjaxSt. Aidan, BramptonBlake Street Junior Public School, TorontoBirch Cliff Public School, ScarboroughSt. Nicholas Catholic School, BoltonPauline Vanier , BramptonAlexander Muir Gladstone, TorontoSt. Gerard School, MississaugaHanover Public School, BramptonSouthFields Village P. S., CaledonMcHugh Public School, BramptonSt. Raymond, MississaugaEcole James Bolton Public School, BoltonSt. Pius , TorontoSt. Gregory, MISSISSAUGASt. Teresa of Calcutta, HamiltonWinona Elementary, WinonaBlessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School, Hamiltonda Vinci Public School, AjaxQueen Street Public School, BramptonSt. Marguerite Bourgeoys, BramptonFranklin Road Elementary, HamiltonJackman Avenue P.S., TorontoGrenoble P.S., BramptonBishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton, TorontoSt. Hilary, MississaugaThe Grove Community School , Toronto Clark Boulevard Public School, BramptonHeather Heights PS, Torontost. David of Wales, MississaugaHewson Public School, BramptonWhite Haven PS, SCARBOROUGHSt. John, Torontost. Fidelis, toronotSt Brigid Catholic Elementary School, HamiltonSacred Heart, BramptonBishop Francis Allen, BramptonLouise Arbour Secondary School, BramptonSt. Vincent de Paul School, MississaugaBurnt Elm Public School, BramptonSt Dunstan, TorontoKenollie PS, MississaugaSir Wilfrid Laurier, HamiltonBrebeuf College School, WillowdaleChinguacousy Secondary School, BramptonNelson mandela Public school, bramptonDivine Mercy, MississaugaDivine Mercy Catholic Elementary School, MapleSt. Raphael the Archagnel CES, MapleRolling Meadows PS, Burlington Corpus Christi , Richmond HillSt. Mary Catholic Academy, Toronto

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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