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
127
schools have registered for
Bike to School Week!

Schools registered to date

George R Gauld, TorontoSt. Marguerite Bourgeoys, BramptonWarden Avenue Public School, ScarboroughBowmore Road Junior & Senior Public School, TorontoPresteign Heights ES, East YorkSt. Marguerite d'Youville, HamiltonSt. Aidan, BramptonMontrose Publid School, TorontoAnnette Street PS, TorontoHeather Heights PS, TorontoKenollie PS, MississaugaSts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, MississaugaSt. Gregory the Great - Catholic Academy, VaughanCentennial Senior Public School, BramptonSt. Raymond, MississaugaGatestone, Stoney CreekEdward T. Crowle Public School, MarkhamLorne Park Public School, MississaugaSaint John Paul 2 catholic Elementary School , BoltonThe Waterfront School, torontoBowmore Public School, TorontoRick Hansen PS, AuroraCastlemore P.S., BramptonCaledon East public School, Caledon EastDublin Heights Elementary and Middle School, TorontoEllwood Memorial PS, BoltonSt. Jean-Marie Vianney, BramptonJanet Lee, Stoney CreekUrsula Franklin Academy, TorontoNotre DAme CES, NEwmarketWhite Haven PS, SCARBOROUGHChris Hadfield Public School, MississaugaBrookside Public School, TorontoHarrison Public School, TorontoCarruthers Creek, AjaxEastdale, Stoney CreekWinona Elementary, WinonaDerry West Village Public School, Miss.Johnny Lombardi Public School, KleinburgVictoria Village P.S. , TorontoArtesian Drive Public School, MississaugaChester Elementary, TorontoTerry Fox Public School, TorontoCorpus Christi , Richmond HillBurnt Elm Public School, BramptonRockford Public School, TorontoGeorge Anderson P.S., TorontoRobert J. Lee, BramptonClaireville Public School, BramptonHigh Park Alternative School, TorontoAlton Public School, Caledon (Alton)St. Faustina, MississaugaDivine Mercy Catholic Elementary School, MapleFranklin Road Elementary, Hamiltonkaren kain school of the arts, torontoSpringdale Public School, BramptonJanet McDougald , MississaugaWilliams Parkway, BramptonBolton C. Falby P.S., AjaxMcBride Ave PS, MississaugaThomas Street Middle school, MississaugaQueen Street Public School, BramptonFather Daniel Zanon, MississaugaSt. Bonaventure , BramptonConestoga Public School, BramptonBishop Francis Allen, BramptonSt. Elizabeth Seton , MississaugaWestmount, Toronto, ONSt Philip Elementary, MississaugaNelson mandela Public school, bramptonWindfields Junior High School, TorontoSan Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School, MississaugaSt. Raphael the Archagnel CES, MapleAncaster Road Public School, TorontoBlue Willow Public School, WoodbridgeSir Wilfrid Laurier, HamiltonOur Lady of Grace CES, AuroraFather Clair Tipping, BramptonWhiteoaks PS, MississaugaCastlebridge P.S., MississaugaSt. Peter, WoodbridgeSouthFields Village P. S., CaledonMilliken Public School, TorontoValley Park MS, TorontoSt. John the Baptist, BoltonClark Boulevard Public School, BramptonHoly Family, BoltonGordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, MississaugaMary Fix Catholic School, MississaugaSt. Hilary, MississaugaCrestview Public School, TorontoDenlow Public School, TorontoHerbert H. Carnegie, MaplePauline Vanier School , BramptonCharlottetown Junour Public School, ScarboroughSt. Nicholas Catholic School, BoltonEcole James Bolton Public School, BoltonSt. Timothy, MississaugaAlvin Curling Public School, ScarbroughSt. Herbert , MississaugaSt. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, GeorgetownRidgewood P. School, MississaugaBirchbank Public School, BramptonNorman Ingram PS, TorontoPlum Tree Park , Mississauga Edenbrook Hill PS, Brampton St. Agnes , Brampton Thorndale Public School, BramptonEllengale Public School, MississaugaSubway academy II , Toronto St. Isaac Jogues , BramptonSir Adam Beck J.S., EtobicokeSt. Isaac Jogues School, BramptonSt. Dominic School, MississaugaSir William Osler H.S., ScarboroughSt. Angela Merici , BramptonThe YMCA Academy, TorontoOscar Peterson P.S., MississaugaJudith Nyman Secondary School, BramptonGlen Brae, HamiltonBrisdale PS, BramptonSt. Lucy CES, BramptonSiloverthorn Public School, MississaugaForest Avenue Public School, MississaugaJohn McCrae Public School, MarkhamSt Andre Bessette, BramptonMarvin Heights Public School, Mississauga

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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