Bike to School Week 2017

Bike to School Week is a celebration across the GTHA to encourage cycling to and from school. This year’s Bike to School Week officially ran from May 29th to June 2nd but many schools celebrated throughout the whole month of June!

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  1. Over 150 schools in Peel Region registered for Bike to School Week 2017 - more than TRIPLE the number of schools involved in 2016! They joined over 400 schools across the GTHA who showed how much fun it can be to bike to school. Parents, school staff, school public health nurses, police officers, and other community partners came together to engage the students with innovative and exciting activities around cycling. The Region of Peel provided resources, including bike bells, helmets, stickers, posters, customized walking and biking maps, and more to support the schools who participated.
  2. See below for all the great successes of Bike to School Week at schools around Peel!

  3. Robert J Lee beat their 2016 record with 131 cyclists on the final day of Bike to School Week! That is a 19 percent mode share! Their bicycle racks were so full that they had to park bikes on fences as well!

  4. Roberta Bondar Public School also had their bike racks at full capacity during Bike to School Week!
  5. Mountain Ash Public School explored their community by organizing a group ride with the Peel Regional Police!

  6. Caledon East Public School made good use of their racks and had several students biking to school, despite the rain!

  7. Silverthorn Public School explored the neighborhood by organizing a bike ride for the students!

  8. St. David of Wales had a bicycle safety assembly and had Officer Rob from the Peel Regional Police come in to talk about bike safety!

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