Bike to School Week 2019: May 27 - 31
Bike to School Week is a free, fun, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities. This event is a great way to enhance sustainability curriculum, build community, and highlight the benefits of active transportation at your school - like less congestion and healthy, energized students!
HUB Cycling coordinates Bike to School Week for elementary and middle schools in Metro Vancouver. Schools in other communities can visit Go By Bike BC to register.
Secondary schools are encouraged to participate in Spring Bike to Work Week as an entire school or individual riders. Secondary students and staff can log their trips to school and work, track their results and are eligible to win Bike to Work Week awards and prizes.
Register Your School
How It Works
First time organizing Bike to School Week at your school? Need inspiration? Check out our brand new First Time Schools’ Guide for curriculum links, activity ideas, strategies for inclusion, and to hear about successes from past participating schools!
Gather Support and Promote
It’s never too early to get planning. Find out who your supporters are: talk to students, parents, PAC members and school staff. If your school has a green team, bike club, leadership group, sustainability or health and wellness committee, get them involved too.
Add BTSW to your school calendar, and include information in school newsletters, facebook pages, and morning announcements to create a buzz. Use our promo poster to spread the word!
Receive your event package (info below).
Every school community is different and celebrates BTSW in their own way. You can make the event as small or big as you like, the important thing is to encourage and celebrate cycling. Many schools also choose to encourage other forms of active travel during Bike to School Week like walking, scootering, skateboarding, or using a mobility aid - we think that's awesome!
Track Student Trips
Once BTSW rolls around - set up your Tracking Poster with an eye-catching display at the front entrance of the school. Decide how you will hand out stickers. Many schools assign volunteers to hand out stickers to students as they arrive at school.
Track trips using our ‘First Trip’ stickers and ‘Wheel’ stickers. Each student's first trip of the week is tracked using the ‘First Trip’ sticker. Subsequent trips to and from school are tracked using the ‘Wheel’ sticker. If you choose to track active transportation please use a third sticker of your choosing.
We want to hear about your week! Reporting helps us demonstrate the impact of BTSW to funders and receive continued support for future events. Please fill out our survey below after the event. Prizes are awarded to top-ranking schools as well as to schools reporting back through random prize draws.
Bike Reels: Student Video Contest
Students 18 and under are invited to film a short (60-90 sec) video on the topic of biking, walking, and rolling to school and submit it as part of our inaugural Bike Reels: Student Video Contest!
Getting Your Event Package
There are three ways to get your event package:
Pickup at HUB Cycling office in Vancouver
By mail to the school office
Attend Vancouver package pickup night (all schools welcome) - Tuesday, May 7th 4:00-5:30pm @ Vancouver School Board (1580 W Broadway, Vancouver)
What’s in my package?
Look for our reporting survey here starting May 1st.
Schools registered by April 18th are eligible to win 1 of 3 Earlybird Prizes: Basic Bike Maintenance sessions for students taught by HUB Cycling instructors.
2019 Grand Prize information coming soon! Grand prize winners are selected based on their participant and trip numbers relative to their school population.
Thank you to our generous Sponsors & Supporters