By Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Communications Manager
Bike to School Week is an annual celebration where students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bike, roll or walk to school.
The event, which took place May 31 to June 4, 2021, has become a popular way to enhance green initiatives already happening at schools, build community, and highlight the benefits of active transportation, including reduced congestion and healthy, energized students.
A Boundary Elementary student is all smiles during Bike to School Week.
Boundary Elementary, with an average of 318 students participating, was a top award-winning host school this year as the winner of the most trips (1,516 one way)! For its efforts, the school community won a 2-hanger bike rack, plus installation, courtesy of Urban Racks. “I'm very proud of students and families for making an effort to get out of their cars and participate in Bike to School Week," said Principal Tim MacLeod.
According to HUB Cycling, this year's Bike to School Week was the most successful to date, with 126 schools taking part, including 13,710 students, recording 40,498 bike trips throughout the week. A total of 14 North Vancouver School District schools participated.
To read the final report on this year's successes, which includes testimonials, photos and information on the event's outcomes, please click HERE.
Photo from HUB cycling program.