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TCDSB Bike to School Week ​

 
Celebrated the last week of May

  

Bike to School week flyer2020 Update​

Bike to School Week Postponed

Due to COVID19, this year’s Bike to School Week in May will not occur as usual. Instead cycling to school will be celebrated as part of International Walk to School Month next October. Families are encouraged to #JourneyOutside throughout April and May. By regularly walking, biking or scooting close to home, children and parents can explore their neighbourhood and even practice navigating their route to school. For more info and activity ideas, visit www.ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca​



Bike to School Week was first celebrated in 2015 as a coordinated campaign with the  Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas. In 2016, more than 21,000 students in over 300 schools participated in the week which expands on the success of Bike Month.

The goal of the week is to inspire initiatives among local schools, school boards and community partners to encourage students to “walk and roll” to school.

 

Bike to School Week events can take place inside or outside the classroom. Events can involve the entire student population, students and staff already riding to school, or those most likely to start. Bike to School Week Activity Ideas.

 

Please register your school’s event(s) at biketoschoolweek.ca.

 

At this site you’ll also find:

  • Post​ers to promote your school’s Bike to School Week event, and communication tools like text for your school newsletter, announcements, etc.

  • ​Resources to help schools design and deliver cycling education and promotion activities

  • ​Information about prizes and incentives available

  • school reporting surveyAll schools that complete the survey will receive a Certificate of Participation.

 

Resources:

  • ​​Ontario’s Road Safety Resource, developed by Ophea and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, includes cycling-related lesson plans for the classroom and Community Engagement Toolkits for larger activities with students (grades K-12). These resources include road safety guides, curriculum guides and community engagement kits that can be adapted to the individual needs of the school. These resources can be found at http://ontarioroadsafety.ca/en/

  • School Travel Infographics published by Metrolinx and available here.

  • Videos: Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility, Get Fit! and Academic Benefits.

  • Trip Tracking Poster and stickers to record trips to school.

 

Cycle Toronto: https://www.cycleto.ca

  • www.startcycling.ca - If you have always wanted to start cycling, but don't know where to start, check out this website for tips and inspirational stories from fellow beginner bike riders. 

  • Toronto Cyclists Handbook - Read up on road rules, bike maintenance tips, and cycling etiquette in the official Toronto Cyclist Handbook. It is also available in 13 different languages on their website.

  • Types of bike lanes and trails in Toronto -Toronto has many options for people who prefer not to ride their bikes with car traffic. Check out the different types of cycling infrastructure in the city and other bike-friendly ways to get around! 

 
 
 
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