2018 Fall GoByBike Weeks - For Teens & Adults | 2018 Fall GoByBike Weeks - For Students

Williams Lake

Bike to School

Dust off your bikes and don your helmets! If you’re not already biking to school, it’s a great reason to give it a try. Biking to school is an excellent way to get to school and work, while spending quality time with your children.

Bike to School & Work Week is a free, fun, week-long provincial celebration of cycling to encourage people of all ages to use their bicycle as an active mode of transportation.  Improve your health and air quality by cycling to school, work, and where ever you need to go!

Active transportation not only improves children’s health and well being, it also improves air quality and reduces impacts of climate change.  Research also shows that physical activity improves attention span and academic achievement. Driving our kids to and from school may be robbing them of an important source of daily physical activity.

Be sure to register and enter your age (categories for children, youth and adults) to qualify for amazing daily and weekly prizes!

See the 'Resource' section for info on safe cycling with your children and family!

Need a bike or have a bike to donate? Check out the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society's 'Bikes for All' Program.  Contact wastewise@ccconserve.org / 250-398-7929.

Regardless of how you choose to participate, every school or team needs a local champion (or Team Leader)! A champion (or Team Leader) can be a teacher, other staff members, parent or student!

More details about how you can get involved:

  • Parents/PAC
    • Start a school team OR
    • Start a classroom team
    • Log your student team's kilometres cycled to enter them into prize draws and track how much greenhouse gases your team saves
  • Elementary/Middle School Teachers
    • Start a classroom team and encourage students to participate
    • Log your students' kilometres cycled to enter them into prize draws and track how much greenhouse gases your class saves
    • Compete with other classes in your school
  • Elementary/Middle School Principals or Champion Teachers
    • Start a school team
    • Log your student team's kilometres cycled to enter them into prize draws and track how much greenhouse gases your team saves
  • Secondary Schools
    • Students can start teams - encourage your friends to join your team and track their kilometres cycled for chances to win great prizes
    • Student groups can start teams and encourage other students to join their teams
    • Teachers can start teams and encourage students to join their teams
    • Individuals can participate on their own
  • EVERYONE
    • Hang posters (click Resources to download a poster or get the files to create your own School Poster)
    • Encourage other students and staff to get active and have fun by taking part in Bike to School Week
    • Encourage friendly school-wide competitions
Email us photos of you on your bike!  Tell us what you liked about biking to school! airqualityscoutisland@shaw.ca

Click to download this participation tracker and download posters to put up around your school. Enter results online for chances to win prizes for your school!

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