Bike to School Project
The Bike to School Project works in Toronto high schools to enable diverse students, parents, teachers and staff to discover the personal, community and ecological benefits of cycling for transportation in safe, healthy and happy ways.
The project is a collaborative initiative of CultureLink Settlement Services and Cycle Toronto, with new partners the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank and Evergreen. We are funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to reach 1,300 students in 16 high schools from 2013-2016.
During the school year, we offer:
- educational programs in cycling skills and road safety
- support for after-school clubs
- access to bikes
- evaluation tools
Our summer program, Bike Host, runs from May to October, in collaboration with CultureLink's Commuity Connections Mentorship Program and the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank. We match up established residents who bike with newcomer parents who are interested in cycling.
Read more about what we've achieved last year in the 2013 summary of achievements. So far this year, in February we hosted "What's New with Bikes and Schools" which gathered teachers, students, parents, advocates and community workers - check out the discussion notes and next steps. And in March we hosted our first-ever Youth Bike Champion Leadership Camp.
Looking for ideas for a bike club, workshop, program or Bike Month event? We're compiling an ever-growing collection of downloadable tools and links to support cycling programs at schools on our Resources page.