Bike to School Week

Our 2017 Grand Prize mountain bike: a Giant Revel adult size XS with 26″ wheels! Retails for over $500. WOW.

May 29 – June 2, 2017
Bike, scoot, or walk your school commute

This week is all about encouraging Lynn Valley families to ride, roll or walk to school. It is going to be another massively exciting active transportation event. Let’s try to retain our title as the Provincial title holder of “Elementary School with Most Bikers”.

To encourage you to try active transportation during BTSW, we have amazing prizes!!

  • Grand prize giveaway of one mountain bike
  • Daily incentive prizes
  • Parent prize draw
  • Prizes for classes with best participation
  • Pizza party for class with most pledges raised


Friday, May 23: Start collecting pledges for BTSW

Monday, May 29, 8:25 – 8:45 am: Kick-off energy snack for cyclists

Tuesday, May 30, 8:25 – 8:45 am: Bike & helmet safety check

Wednesday, May 31

  • 3:00 pm: Pledge forms and money due to classroom
  • 6:00 pm: Family meet-up ride @ the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

Thursday, June 1, 8:25 – 8:45 am: Bike & helmet safety check

Friday, June 2 , 8:25 – 8:45 am:

  • Grand prize draws
  • Bake sale
  • Obstacle course


What do I need to participate in BTSW?

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bike lock
  • Rain or shine attitude!

Don’t have a bike?
Ask friends or neighbours if you can borrow a bike for the week. You may be surprised how much you love riding!


Students can collect pledges for actively travelling (bike, scoot, roll, walk or jog) during BTSW. Money raised through the pledges will be used by the PAC to fund future programs.

Students who raise more than $25 in pledges will be entered into the grand prize draw to win a Giant Revel 26” mountain bike (retail price $519). One entry per $25 raised; so the more pledges you raise, the better your chances of winning!

Pledge forms and money MUST be returned to your child’s classroom by Wednesday May 31 to be eligible for the draw. The grand prize draw will happen at 8:35 am on the last day of BTSW.

Where do I put my bike?

Bikes may be left outside in any of the five bike racks or they can be locked to the east and west-facing chain-link fence surrounding the gravel field. Do not lock bikes to the north-facing chain-link fence and please obey any ‘no parking’ signs for your bike as we would like to ensure safe access in case of emergency.

The school is not responsible for the safe-keeping of bikes and accessories so ensure bikes are locked up.

What is the Family Meet-up Ride?

A parent volunteer will be at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve’s gazebo on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm to welcome everyone to the Family Ride. Ride as far and as long as you like on the paved Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve trail.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a supervised ride.

How can I win prizes?

The school will be tallying daily active transportation results to determine which classes had the highest active transportation participation. A winning class from both Intermediate and Primary grades will be awarded a class-wide prize. In addition, the class which raises the most pledge money will win a pizza party.

Grand prize draws will be held on the last day of BTSW. A random winner will be chosen from all those that raised over $25 in pledges. In addition, a lucky parent will win a prize drawn from the names of all parents that rode to school during BTSW.


Please email with any questions you may have or if you would like to help out with this fantastic, fun PAC sponsored event.

Some photos from previous BTSW events: