Why Your School Should Participate in Bike to School Week

Have you heard of Bike to School Week? It’s a great way to exercise going green. HUB cycling coordinates Bike to School Week, May 27 – 31, for elementary and middle schools in Metro Vancouver. Bike to School Week is a free and fun week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities. It’s also a great example of a BC Green Games project!

 

Although the deadline for BC Green Games project submissions has passed for this year, you can still share your school’s Bike to School Week story with us next year. There are so many great reasons, in addition to being greener, why your school should be a part of Bike to School Week. Students experience better physical and mental health as well as arrive energized and ready to learn. HUB has lots of great resources in their first time schools guide including examples of activities to run during Bike to School Week celebrations that are curriculum linked.

 

Participation is easy:

 

  1. Register

 

Registration is open now! Head to bikehub.ca to register your school. If you register before April 18th you are eligible to win an early bird prize!

 

  1. Spread the Word

 

Start gathering support and promote the event within your school community. Encourage everyone to participate and let them know how they can get involved.

 

  1. Plan your event

 

Get a team together to plan what Bike to School Week will look like at your school. There are so many creative ways to encourage and celebrate participation.

 

  1. Track your trips

 

Schools usually put up a tracking poster and use stickers to track the trips of students. You can get an event package that includes a tracking poster, stickers, and promotional posters either by picking it up or having it mailed to the school.

 

  1. Report your results

 

Share how your events went by completing the reporting survey for a chance to win prizes.

 

  1. Share how your school celebrated Bike to School Week with BC Green Games next year

 

There are so many unique ways to celebrate Bike to School Week and we hope you share those stories with us as a BC Green Games project next year!