Bike EVERYWHERE Month Activity Kit
Bike to School Month 2021
May 1 – May 31, 2021
Here are a set of activities to learn about transportation, experience the joy of riding bikes, and get outside to explore your neighbourhood. Learn new skills and have fun!
The activities are in 5 categories. You can do a section at a time, or mix and match! Do one, do some, or do them all.
Creative Design & THINKING
NEIGHBOURHOOD BIKE AUDIT & LETTER CAMPAIGN
Bike-friendly neighbourhoods promote walking and cycling and encourage a shift in behaviour at the neighbourhood level away from car travel. This is an important part of keeping our area active, safe, and healthy for community members of all ages.
Step 1. Go for a bike ride.
Step 2. Complete the checklist.
Step 3. Fill out the letter template.
Step 4. Send it!
Download the activity for more detailed instructions!
Think about how the space on your street could be used differently. Redesign a street!
Need help with printing?
Some of these activities are best printed, like “Street Redesign” and “Design Your Own Bike”. Don’t have access to a printer? We have a limited number to mail out; drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
ROUTES & Mapping
What is the speed limit for cars where you live, play, and ride? What “safe” means to drivers is very different from what safe means to children as pedestrians and cyclists.
Neighbourhoods must be built to feel inclusive for all members of our society.
Learn more and take action, locally as well as globally:
Map your ride
Plan a bike ride with fun stops along the way!
Go to your favourite place in your neighbourhood or check out a few
along the way. Use maps to learn how to get there safely on your bike. There are special maps to help us get around on our bikes!
Check out the activity sheet (and videos)
Learn how to choose destinations, use maps to find routes, and find safer streets to cycle on in your neighbourhood.
Bonus activity: Fun with Google Maps
Explore your neighbourhood with the bike layer!
Get to know your bike
MAINTAINING YOUR BIKE
Have you been all around town with your bike and it’s time for some maintenance?
Check out some basic maintenance at home:
For more information, see the full blog post: https://greenactioncentre.ca/tip-of-the-week/get-your-bike-ready-for-spring/
Glide to Ride
Go from 4 wheels to 2!
Taking the leap to riding a bike without training wheels can be daunting. Learn a safe and simple way to start riding a bike on 2 wheels. First you want to learn to glide, then you’ll start to ride!
Three easy steps:
Step 1. Remove the pedals, so you can use your bike like a pushbike. Sit on the bike seat, and walk your bike. This helps the rider get comfortable with controlling their bike. Once you have some practice walking, go to step 2.
Step 2. Now you get to glide – try coasting. Sit on the seat, and start walking your bike forward. Then lift your feet in the air! How far can you coast? Once you’re comfortable coasting and can do it well, move on to the third step.
Step 3. Put the pedals back on. Get on your bike, take a few walking steps to get some speed, then put your feet on the pedals and start pedaling.
Check out our activity sheet with photos and videos that show you how.
You can also watch the full video from Family Fun Pack.
Let Grow Project
Encourage you kids and students to try something new! Build skills, confidence and resiliency with healthy and safe independence.
Allowing children to do something new on their own can be scary, but also rewarding. Let go so they can grow! Here is a simple project for kids of all ages: Let Grow. Together, you and your child pick one (or a few) things they want to do on their own.
SHARE YOUR BIKE EVERYWHERE MONTH FUN ACTIVITIES!
Share your Bike Everywhere Month activity on social media! Post photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook of you on a bike ride or doing a Bike Everywhere Month activity for a chance to win a prize.
1. Post a photo online of you on a bike ride (or any Bike Everywhere activity!)
2. Use #BikeEverywhereMB
3. Tag @greenactioncentre