FAQ

Covid :(

  • We encourage everyone to join us and enjoy their ride to school, but in a responsible and safe way that is in line with all public health guidelines. By now you hopefully know the drill:

    • Stay up to date with all public health guidelines specified by local health authority

    • Follow all public health guidelines specified by local health authority

What is a school bike bus?

  • A lead cyclist picks up parents and students on a set route, following a set timetable to cycle to school as a group. People may join or leave the bike bus at various points along the route.

Why is a school bike bus a good idea?

  • makes the journey to school a healthy, interesting, and sociable experience

  • educates kids to use bikes as means of transportation

  • makes areas around schools safer and healthier by reducing car traffic

  • encourages those who would like to cycle to school but are hesitant to do so on their own

How do I join?

  • Parents

    • Get in touch if you'd like to try an existing school bike bus route

    • Get in touch if no route suitable for you exists, and we'll look into establishing one

  • Route leader

    • Get in touch to help the school bike bus. We're looking for competent cyclists who like to help the community.  If you already bike to school regularly or have an hour’s spare time in the morning a few times a month, you can help with existing routes, or establish new ones.

Responsibilities

  • Parents

    • Parents are fully responsible for themselves and their children throughout the ride.  The school bike bus is a group ride, not a guided ride.

    • Obey traffic laws

    • Have fun

  • Route leader

    • *Bruce, make sure to fill this in

    • Seriously though, we're working on filling this in

    • But being a route leader is not difficult.  Most important is to make it work for you.  It should be a pleasure, not a chore.

    • In the meantime:​

Can I drop my child off with you to cycle to school?

  • Nice try.  No.  The idea is to get kids and parents cycling to school together.  Exception for kids old and confident enough, and with their parent's permission, to cycle to school on their own.  Understand though that the school bike bus assumes no responsibility.

How fast will the School Bike Bus go?

  • The school bike bus will travel at the speed of the slowest riders to stay together.  This is typically a jogging pace.​​

  • Children can be slow, and that's ok.  We want them to enjoy themselves.