Bike to School Week is a celebration of the journey to school by two (or three!) wheels that takes place every year during the last week of May. This year, Bike to School Week is celebrated from May 29 to June 2.
Ontario Active School Travel (OAST) encourages schools across Ontario to promote biking as a fun way to travel to and from school. Schools are invited to participate in Bike to School Week and register on the OAST webpage.
OAST has also created materials, resources, and activities to highlight the week such as tip sheets for cycling with families, playlist to Walk n’ Roll to, as well as a Walking and Wheeling Skills Training Resource Hub. Visit the OAST website to learn more.
For more information, safety tips, and lessons/activities on bicycle safety and active transportation for the classroom visit the following resources:
- Parachute- Cycling: Find bicycle and road safety tips, resources, and videos for children.
- CAA- Bicycle Safety: Provides lessons for kindergarten to grade 12 focused on bicycle safety. Topics covered include bicycle equipment, safety on the road, and additional resources.
- CAA-Walking Your Way to Safety: Provides ideas for discussions, lessons, and activities for kindergarten to grade 3.
- WECHU Active and Safe Routes to School Toolkit: The toolkit contains information on school travel planning, including common barriers to school active travel and ways to address them, a step-by-step process for school travel planning, and key resources to use throughout the process.