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Get your school involved in Go By Bike Day

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bike Month love

Sport Bay of Plenty wants to encourage Bay of Plenty schools to get behind Go By Bike Day this February, as part of a nationwide initiative to support active transport.

Go By Bike Day is an annual event, facilitated by Sport Bay of Plenty in the region, to get people commuting to and from home, work and school.

Held on Wednesday, February 14 (Valentine's Day), this year's Go By Bike Day theme of 'Love Me, Love My Bike' couldn't be more appropriate.

"It's love on many levels - love for your own health and fitness, love for the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road, and love for where you live by using active transport as a way to see more of our beautiful region!" says Recreation Team Leader Sonia Lynds.

Between 7am and 9am, various pit stop locations will be set up for riders across the Bay, and each stop will be loaded with refreshments as well as spot prizes for best dressed.

So how can schools get involved? Host a pit stop!

Go By Bike Day is a great way to encourage cycling as a mode of transport to get to school, raise awareness of cycling and encourage students to practice their cycling skills and build confidence.

Host a pit stop near your school on Go By Bike Day (February 14), and be in to win great prizes for taking part and supporting active transport.

Register your school's pit stop now by contacting your local Recreation Advisor:

Tauranga schools! If the 14th doesn't suit, but you want to take part, you can also register to host your school’s Go By Bike Day on another date in February – please get in touch with Michelle Barns to discuss.

Pit stop locations will be confirmed in January on the Sport BOP website.

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