126 Metro Vancouver Schools Celebrated Bike To School Week
This year’s Bike to School Week, which took place between May 31 and June 4, witnessed a record smashing 126 schools participating throughout Metro Vancouver. The week-long event complemented the green initiatives already happening at schools, and helped keep the school culture alive at a time when school events were hampered by COVID induced social restrictions.
“Principal said it was the most “school spirited” event this whole covid year. He made the office/front reception of the area of the school a bike shop and coordinated the logistics of giving away the donated bikes. The bike parade/ slow race was wonderful to see! THANK YOU from Ecole Riverdale!” commented Ecole Riverdale Elementary, Surrey
Highlights of the 2021 Bike To School Week:
- 126 schools participated.
- 28 schools participated for the first time.
- 13,710 riders participated (an average of 111 riders per school).
- 40,498 bike trips (an average of 325 trips per school).
The participating schools in Maple Ridge were: Whonnock Elementary, Yennadon Elementary, Glenwood Elementary and Maple Ridge Elementary.
In Pitt Meadows, Highland Park Elementary and Pitt Meadows Elementary took part in the event.