Cyclo-cross craze comes to Lynn Valley

Haven’t heard of cyclo-cross? Some of your kids have after today!

Students in the Intermediate Divisions sampled a cyclo-cross course which challenged riders to race around a gravel track several times, lift their bikes over obstacles, dismount and run with their bikes and cycle over uneven terrain. Participants were tired, sweaty and happy after completing the course.

_MG_0007Before school, the dedicated staff at Lynn Valley Bikes came out to tune-up a long line-up of kids’ bikes. Brakes were adjusted, tires pumped and chains fixed in order to keep the LVE kids going.

And, the bike tally results for the 3rd day of BTSW was a tremendous 199 bikes. Parents, teachers and neighbours are delighted by the sight of so many bikes at the school. Thank you for supporting this event with your participation all this week!

Friday is the last day of Bike to School Week! Check out what’s happening:

MEET UP RIDE (8:25am)

LAST CHANCE! Join a meet-up ride and share the bike commute to school with other families. The designated spots are as follows with rides leaving at 8:25 am. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Wellington Dr: Meet in the cul-de-sac on Wellington Dr where it meets Maginnis Ave


Through Cycling BC, LVE students will receive two cycling skills training sessions during the week of May 20 – 23 outdoor on the gravel field. The primary divisions (Div 7 – 13) will participate on Tuesday & Friday, where kids can expect to review cycling safety, turning, weaving, riding in a straight line, shoulder checking and bike skills relays. See the complete iRide Schedule – BTSW 2014.

Students must bring a bike and helmet and have returned signed Bike to School Waiver 2014 to participate.

FLAT REPAIR CLINIC (8:25-8:45am)

Everyone is invited to this before school session. It’s your last chance to learn how to repair a flat tire from the experts at Lynn Valley Bikes. Look for their set up under the Lynn Valley Bikes tent.


Be sure to return your pledge forms and money to your classroom by Friday May 23 to be entered into the prize draws. All students who raise a minimum of $75 in pledges will be entered to win prizes from Rocky Mountain BikesVanCityRaven Pizza and Endless Biking.

24” MEC ACE Mountain bike will be awarded to the student who raises the most money in pledges.