Bike to School Week

#Bike2School week 2019 is a wrap! Thank you to all the students, parents, teachers and schools that celebrated cycling and active travel from May 27-31. See 2019 results below and subscribe to the Bike to School Week Newsletter to stay in the loop for 2020!

Bike to School Week is a free, fun, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities. School participation in Bike to School Week enhances sustainability curriculum, builds community, and highlights the benefits of active transportation - like less congestion and healthy, energized students. 

Each spring, parents, teachers, and administrators can register their elementary or middle school located in Metro Vancouver with HUB Cycling. 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. 

 

 

 

 

Metro Vancouver School Results 2019

11,036 total student participants
32,736 total bike trips
16,033 total walking & rolling trips

 

Top School - # of riders - Queen Elizabeth Annex, Vancouver - Walk, Bike, Wheel Prize
Runner up - # of riders - Mt. Lehman Elementary, Langley - Comor Sports Ride Right Prize 
Top School - # of trips - Ross Road Elementary, North Vancouver- Obsession Bikes Bike Maintenance Prize
Runner up - # of riders - Franklin Elementary, Vancouver - Strider Canada Cycling for Everyone 
Best First Time School - Ladner Elementary, Delta- Urban Racks Bike Rack
Social Media Prize - Deb from École Larson Elementary, North Vancouver - Choices Markets Gift Card

Thank you to all school champions and families for participating. We also drew 5 random prize draws:

Prize Pack 1 - Trudeau Elementary, Vancouver
Prize Pack 2 - Southlands Elementary, Vancouver
Prize Pack 3 - Upper Lynn Elementary, North Vancouver
Prize Pack 4 - Woodland Park Elementary, Surrey
Prize Pack 5 - Florence Nightingale Elementary, Vancouver

Bike Reels: Student Video Contest 2019

Thank you to all students that participated in the inaugural Bike Reels contest! Winners have been announced on the Bike Reels page. 

Prizing 2019

All schools that report their results are eligible to win exciting prizes! Prizes are awarded by draw, and to top ranking schools based on # of participants and # of trips per capita. 

2019 Grand Prizes

Bike, Walk & Wheel Grand Prize

Ride Right Grand Prize - Sponsored by Comor Sports

  • 4 kids helmets
  • 5 front & rear light sets
  • 6 locks
  • 20 bells
  • 1 kids saddle
  • 1 pant reflector

Bike Maintenance Grand Prize - Sponsored by Obsession Bikes

  • Basic bike maintenance tools & supplies
  • 1 hr Basic Bike Maintenance workshop for students at your school offered by HUB Cycling

Cycling For All Grand Prize - Sponsored by Strider Canada 

Additional Prizes

Earlybird Prizes - 1 hr Basic BIke Maintenance workshops for students (awarded to 3 schools registering by April 18)

Best First Time School Prize - New Bike Rack from Urban Racks

Social Media Prize - $50 Gift card to Choices Markets

Plus 5 random draw prize packs full of cycling gear for students!

How It Works

First time organizing Bike to School Week at your school? Want to see how other schools are encouraging students to bike, walk, and roll? 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).

Plan Events

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.

Share your celebrations on social media during the event using #Bike2School! Tag us in the fun and follow along - Facebook @WeAreHub, Twitter @WeAreHUB, Instagram @hubcycling

Report Back

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.

Getting Your Event Package

Check back in March for information about getting your #Bike2School Week 2020 package

What’s in my package?

  • Tracking poster - see an example of a completed tracking poster here

  • Wheel and “First trip” stickers

  • Promotional posters to put up around your school - need more? Print them here

  • Incentives to give away to students including tatttoos! *Pick up your package to get additional giveaways!

Reporting Survey

The 2019 reporting period is complete. 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Thank you to this year's prize supporters & media sponsors!