Students at three South Delta schools will be cycling to school this week for a good cause.
Neilson Grove, Ladner and Hawthorne elementary schools are taking part in HUB Cycling’s Bike to School Week – a fun, free, week-long celebration from May 27 to 31 for students of all ages and abilities.
Schools across Metro Vancouver take part by biking to and from school and participating in activities and events at school. HUB Cycling offers support such as resources and event ideas, prizes for participating schools, and Bike to School Week packages to make tracking rides easy.
More than 100 schools have already registered to participate. It is anticipated that together, students will take more 23,000 trips to and from school during the week.
“Ensuring that families know about the safest routes to school and new infrastructure being built in school areas is just one of the ways that schools and municipal staff are working together to make biking to school an attractive choice for families across Metro Vancouver,” said Jel Kocmaruk, Bike to School Week Coordinator.
As part of Bike to School Week this year, HUB Cycling is also encouraging students to get creative and film a short video about biking, walking, or rolling to school. The inaugural student video contest, Bike Reels, runs until June 2, and is open to Metro Van students 18 and under. Winning videos will be awarded cash prizes, and the top entry will also be screened at HUB’s Bike Shorts film fest in November.
HUB Cycling is a charitable not for profit that has spent more than 21 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB Cycling has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more, and championed improvements that #ungapthemap to create a connected cycling network. HUB Cycling’s mission is to get more people cycling more often. For more information, visit bikehub.ca.