Bike Week 2012
What is Bike Week All About?
All students, parents and staff members are encouraged to ride their bikes to school during Bike Week. When you ride to school, you’ll be met on the lower field by our Bike Week Volunteers who will assist you in parking your bike in a secured area for the day (until 3:30pm – please label your bike with your name and phone number). Each day you can enter the draw for awesome prizes! Ballots will be available on the lower field. There will be a separate draw for the kids AND the adults every day along with a Grand Prize draw of a bike at the end of the week! Come early so you have time to fill out the ballot, have a healthy snack and park your bike. We will have professional bike mechanics and handy parents on-site to help you with unexpected mechanical issues. Please note, this is not a replacement for getting your bike prepared before Bike Week.
If riding to and from school is not an option for you, you can still participate by riding after school in your neighbourhood – log your kilometres on the next day’s ballot and drop in the box before the first morning bell. We recommend entering the lowers from Mt. Crown, Loraine or Kendal. If you must drive your car that day, please park at Eldon Park and take the Hillcrest pathway to the field. If you are feeling full of energy and want to make the most of your week, park at Edgemont Village or a friend’s house and ride from there. In case of poor weather, ride anyway!!
Every student from Grades K – 7 will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands on cycling experience and knowledge from our friends at Escape Adventures. During regular class time, students will learn road safety, helmet fitting, bike handling and much more. In order to participate, students will be required to bring their bikes to school (training wheels ok, scooters NOT ok). If your child doesn’t have a bike, perhaps he/she could borrow one for the session. Helmets are required for all students. The waiver must be signed and returned to your child’s classroom by Monday, June 4th. If you would like your child to participate but he/she does not have a bicycle, please complete the waiver form anyway, the volunteers will try to arrange a loaner bike for your child for the session. This event will run rain or shine. The session times are as follows:
Monday, June 11 E07, E06, E02, E04
Tuesday, June 12 F02, F03, F10, F11
Wednesday, June 13 E01, F01, F12, F13
Thursday, June 14 F07, F06, E03, F05
Friday, June 15 F08, F09, E05, F04
On Thursday, June 14, we will be visited by Trialsstars!!! Jeff Anderson and Steve Dickin, professional trials riders, will showcase their amazing talents to excite and inspire the students. Their mission statement is to “promote cycling with the goal to increase the health of individuals and the planet;” to “promote road safety” and to “provide exciting entertainment for all ages”. We are looking forward to hosting such a fantastic team!
Thank-you to all the volunteers who will ensure the success of Cleveland Bike Week. We couldn’t do it without you. There will be a “Celebration Assembly” in the large gym on Friday after lunch.
Thanks to all the community businesses who promote active living, cycling and generously support our event.
Gear Up for Bike Week 2012!
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True or False:
A bike helmet should be worn by my child when skating or inline skating.
False. Skaters and cyclists fall differently and therefore sustain different injuries. That is why it is recommended that skaters wear helmets specifically designed for skating, while cyclists should wear helmets specifically designed for cycling.
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Way to go Cleveland! Last week, the students, staff and parents rode over 3000 km’s and there were over 300 bikes in the parking lot each day! Even in the rain we had great participation and lots of smiles. We had daily prize winners, safety announcements and Skills and Safety sessions on the lower field. We were amazed and inspired by the Trialsstars on Thursday and enjoyed a slideshow on Friday. It was a great success. Thank-you to everyone for participating.
Thank-you to our many generous sponsors who donated all the prizes:
And a very special thank-you to all the volunteers who made this week possible, especially Kari Kinakin, Jeneen Sutherland and Debra Cusanelli who spent many, many hours since January organizing this event.
The goal of Bike Week is not only to have fun, but to make a lasting impression on the Cleveland Community. So, in September, please ride to school whenever possible. We’re hoping for full bike racks every day!
Please contact Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback, suggestions for next year or would like to join the 2013 Bike Week Committee..
A big thank you to our sponsors: