Bike to School Week

May 28 – June 1, 2018: Bike, scoot, or walk your school commute – just don’t use the car!

Get your bike tires pumped and ready for BTSW! 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!

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Trina Sporer.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
YOU MAKE OUR EVENT SHINE!


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!

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 (beside the green field) 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.

*NEW* Bike Safety for Grades 4 & 5

LIFECycle is an urban bike safety education program run by professional cycling instructors.  They will be teaching students how to negotiate different types of road situations all within a safe simulated environment at the school.

*NEW* Bike Maintenance Class for Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7

The class will run from 8:25-8:45am on Wednesday May 30th. Parent volunteers will demonstrate how to oil your bike chain, adjust your brakes, change a flat tire and how to generally take care of your bike. You don’t need a bike to participate in this session.

*NEW* Argyle Mountain Bike Club Ride for Grades 6 & 7

Join the Argyle Mountain Bike Club for a ride on Circuit 8 in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Meet at End of the Line at 4pm on Wednesday to learn more about the Club and get some riding tips. Bike and appropriate gear is required. This is an out of school event so any risk is assumed by the student.

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?

  • Class 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 pizza party prize.
  • Individual Student Prizes – All students that ride their bike to school all five days will be eligible for a fun prize.
  • Parent Prize – Lead by example and ride your bike to school to get the chance to win a prize! For each day a parent rides to school they get to enter their name into the parent prize draw. The parent prize draw will be held on the last day of BTSW.

Questions?

Please email lynnvalleypac@gmail.com with any questions you may have or if you would like to help out with this fantastic PAC event.

Some photos from previous BTSW events: